ANIMAL HOUSE

ANIMAL HOUSE


 

Pharmacology_-_Animal_House


Pre-clinical studies i.e. animal studies are mandatory before drug is administered to human beings. The safety of the drug is initially established in   animals by conducting battery of acute and chronic toxicity tests. In India, the research involving animals is regulated by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. Under this Act, a laboratory carrying research by suing animals should be registered with CPCSEA. The research projects undertaken in such laboratory are necessarily approved by the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC). In the College the animal house is maintained by the Department of Pharmacology.  The CPCSEA recognized the animal house in the year 2002 with the registration No. 611/02/c/CPCSEA. Presently Dr. M. P. Joshi is the Chairman of the IAEC and Mrs. Vedita Hegde Desai is the secretary. Dr. Sushma Bhounsule is the CPCSEA nominee.

Presently, two species are regularly maintained i.e. mice and the rats. Animals are procured from the registered breeder. Animals are housed and maintained in accordance with CPCSEA guidelines.  The animals are used for regular undergraduate experiments and for   research projects of the PG students.