How Does Bayer Care for its Research Animals?

For a research-based company like Bayer animal studies are unavoidable. But, we work hard to keep the animals in our care safe, healthy, and comfortable. Our responsibility already begins with the origin of our animals. We work very closely with authorized breeders. Experts ensure the appropriate animal husbandry including measures like secluded areas and toys. We also collaborate with organizations to find new homes for our laboratory animals.

Animal Lives at Bayer

Find out where Bayer research animals are born, what their lives are like, and how we train them to decrease their stress.

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Adoption Program

For some research animals, especially dogs and cats, the end of a study is just the beginning. Learn about the programs that help former study animals find permanent homes.

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FAQ

Care and Use of Animals

Who looks after the laboratory animals at Bayer?

A team of professionals e.g. veterinarians, biologists and animal caretakers, who work closely with the Animal Management Institute and the Animal Welfare Officer. Their efforts closely follow the German Animal Welfare Law to feed, train and house animals in an appropriate manner for their species.

Care and Use of Animals

What happens to an animal at the end of an experiment?

Dogs or cats are entered into an adoption program whenever possible. If laboratory animals have to be euthanized after the study, appropriate and authorized methods are used.

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