13 Mar '18, 6pm

VA News Release: VA to Conduct In-depth Internal Review of Existing Canine Research Projects

VA has always required medical relevance and justification for canine use, and in late 2017, VA instituted a policy that no new canine research would begin without approval of both, the Chief Research and Development Officer and the VA Secretary. As a result, new canine studies have not been initiated, and two new studies were required to use alternative models instead of canines. VA is now reviewing existing studies using canines to determine whether the use of canines in these studies should be phased out in advance of their original end dates.

Full article: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=4026

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