IT is almost inevitable that, at some point in their careers, veterinary surgeons will be presented with a case of neglect or cruelty which could result in the owner of the animal being prosecuted. A successful prosecution will often depend on the quality of the factual evidence provided in court. As Chris Laurence and Rachel Newman explain in this article, in order for a prosecution to proceed, it is vital that the veterinary surgeon who initially examines the animal meticulously records his or her findings.
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