Talk:Ethical medical research/Alternatives to animal testing
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Some animals are used as 'sentinels' of human or animal disease (as some research animals are sacrificed for tracking results of their exposure to offcast materials from other animals in the laboratory setting), to determine whether or not contagious pathogens are being replicated across a colony.