Which animals are used as laboratory animals?

The vast majority of animals used for animal testing in Denmark are mice, rats, pigs and fish (approx. 96 % in 2015). The table below presents a complete list of all the animals used as laboratory animals in Denmark (source: the Animal Experiments Inspectorate’s annual report 2015).

Animals used by species (Denmark 2015)

Species

Number

%

Mice

153.864

63,67

Rats

48.171

19,93

Guinea-Pigs

2.643

1,09

Hamsters (Syrian)

172

0,07

Other Rodents

86

0,04

Rabbits

1.661

0,69

Cats

59

0,02

Dogs

68

0,03

Other carnivores

872

0,36

Horses, donkeys & cross-breeds

109

0,05

Pigs

10.402

4,30

Goats

11

0,00

Sheep

44

0,02

Cattle

514

0,21

Other Mammals

35

0,01

Domestic fowl

2.335

0,97

Other birds

408

0,17

Reptiles

265

0,11

Xenopus

64

0,03

Other Amphibians

26

0,01

Zebra fish

2.530

1,05

Other fish

17.318

7,17

Total

241.657

100

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