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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Greg Dixon

    Greg Dixon holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law, and received a PhD from the University of Bristol for a thesis on the effects of dietary change on feather pecking in layer chickens. He is currently in practice in south Wales.


THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to 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 ‘Shooting for pleasure’, was submitted by a reader and is presented and discussed by Greg Dixon. 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. Discussion of the dilemma ‘Who owns a stray dog?’, which was published in the October issue of In Practice, appears on page 585. 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.

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