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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Christine Leeb

    Christine Leeb is an Austrian veterinary surgeon who carried out a PhD at the University of Vienna on pregnant sow welfare before spending four years at the University of Bristol developing welfare assessment methods for farm animals. She gained the RCVS certificate in animal welfare, ethics and law in 2004 and is now back at the University of Vienna, where her teaching and research is focused on pigs. Any comments? Readers with views to contribute on ‘A troubled vet abroad’ should e-mail them to inpractice@bva-edit. so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Alternatively, fax comments to 020 7637 0620. The deadline for receipt of comments is Friday, May 25. Please limit contributions to 200 words.


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. This month's dilemma, entitled ‘A troubled vet abroad’, is presented and discussed by Christine Leeb. Readers with comments to contribute are invited to send them as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue.

The series is being coordinated by Siobhan Mullan, of the University of Bristol. It is hoped it will provide a framework that will help practices find solutions when facing similar dilemmas. On page 305, she comments on the ‘Conflicting co-owners’ dilemma, which was published last month.

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