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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Pippa Swan

    Pippa Swan graduated from Liverpool in 1993. She has worked as a welfare consultant and expert witness for the RSPCA, and is currently working in small animal practice. She holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law.

Abstract

THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to the discussion of some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in veterinary practice. Each month, a case scenario is presented, followed by discussion of some of the issues involved. In addition, a possible way forward is suggested; however, there is rarely a cut‐anddried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. Readers who wish to contribute to the discussion of this month's dilemma ‐ on the coughing Cavalier ‐ should send their comments as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Some responses to the ‘celebrity downer cow’ dilemma, which was published last month, appear on page 105. This series is being coordinated by Siobhan Mullan, of the University of Bristol. It is hoped that it will provide a framework that will help practices find solutions when facing similar dilemmas. This month's dilemma is discussed by Pippa Swan.

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