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September 26, 2017

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2016

Consult the CCAC Animal Data report 2016

The CCAC has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2016, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

The CCAC thanks all those responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data, and encourages individuals to contribute to the ongoing review of the CCAC’s annual animal data, by .

Quick Facts From 2016

  • 4,308,921 animals used in research, teaching, and testing were reported to the CCAC.
  • The three animal types most often used were fish (37.2%), mice (34.8%), and cattle (12.2%).
  • The majority of animals, 57.3%, were used in studies of a fundamental nature/basic research or Purpose of Animal Use (PAU) 1, representing 2,556,438 animals.

It is important to note that there are many external factors that may influence the numbers of animals from year to year. Caution should be used when comparing numbers of animals over time or when tracking progress towards the Three Rs.

Factors that may affect animal numbers include: changes in government funding priorities; overall growth of research funded in Canada; regulatory changes; development and implementation of new technologies; changes in scientific interests; numbers and types of institutions certified by the CCAC; etc.

Should you have any questions concerning the 2016 animal data report, .