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‐and‐dried 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, entitled ‘Neuter or just treat?’, are invited to do so and should send their comments as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Responses to the ‘Owner's dying wish’ dilemma, which was published in the last issue, appear on page 56. 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 was submitted by a reader and is discussed by Paul Roger.
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