Mayo Clinic in Rochester to cease use of live animals in emergency medicine programme

Mayo Clinic, based in Rochester, will stop its use of live animals for emergency medicine testing.

Residents at Mayo Clinic were previously instructed to practice procedures on live pigs

Nonprofit group The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture over this practice earlier in the year.

Physicians Committee director of academic affairs, John Pippin said:

“It was the right move for Mayo Clinic to modernize its curriculum.
“Human-based training methods can better prepare residents to perform life-saving procedures.”

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