Table IV: Number of Animals Used in 2009 by Participants in the CCAC Program according to Purpose of Animal Use and the Category of Invasiveness

Category of invasiveness* Purpose of animal use
PAU 1* PAU 2* PAU 3* PAU 4* PAU 5* TOTAL
B 1,247,003 85,909 33,490 19,276 61,190 1,446,868
C 666,417 149,109 69,875 32,444 41,701 959,546
D 386,780 270,824 72,595 69,995 22,787 822,981
E 27,246 17,288 96,211 4,438 449 145,632
Total 2,327,446 523,130 272,171 126,153 126,127 3,375,027

The CCAC requires institutional animal care committees (ACCs) to ensure that any potential pain and/or distress is minimized. Anesthetics and analgesics must be used; any exceptions require scientific justification and ACC approval.

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