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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Annie Kerr

    Annie Kerr graduated from Murdoch University in 1999 and worked in veterinary practice in Australia and England before accepting a clinical training scholarship at Bristol in 2006. 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-and-dried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. This month's dilemma, entitled ‘Pregnant downer cow’, is presented and discussed by Annie Kerr. 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 ‘Charity's stance on hereditary defects’, which was published in the November/December 2007 issue, appears on page 118.

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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