Six Labradors used for dental implant testing at Swedish University have been ...

Six Labradors used for dental implant testing at Swedish University have been put down despite 84,000-strong petition to stop them being killed Six two-year-old Labradors were euthanized at the University of Gothenburg Over a third of the dogs' teeth had been removed to test dental implants  Scientists said dogs must be dead to test effects of implants on tissue and bone 

By Miranda Aldersley For Mailonline

Published: 11:47 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 11:51 GMT, 1 March 2019

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Six Labradors have been put down at a Swedish laboratory after the medical trial for dental implants they were being subjected to came to an end. 

As part of the testing, each of the black Labradors had more than a third of their teeth extracted and replaced with implants.

The two-year-old animals were killed on Wednesday at the University of Gothenburg that researchers can continue to analyse the effects on their bone, tissue and blood. The team had previously said the dogs must be dead for process.    

The Djurrättsalliansen (Animal Rights Alliance) had attempted to prevent Venus, Milia, Mimosa, Luna, Lotus and Zuri being killed at the end of their treatment.

Put down: Pictured are dogs used in a previous experiment.  Six Labradors were killed at the University of Gothenburg on Wednesday 

Put down: Pictured are dogs used in a previous experiment.  Six Labradors were killed at the University of Gothenburg on Wednesday 

Comedian and Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan had thrown their weight behind the campaign, which was backed by British activists from the Animal Justice Project.

The Local reported Göran Landberg, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research at the university, as saying: 'It's difficult for us to reach a consensus on these issues, but dialogue is important.

'As we see it, animal experiments are still needed in some kinds of research, to develop new medicines and treatment methods and gain basic knowledge.'

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