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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Kathy Anzuino

    Kathy Anzuino qualified from Edinburgh in 1993. She spent 10 years in general practice before undertaking a three-year residency in farm animal welfare at Bristol. She holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law.

Abstract

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-anddried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. This month's dilemma, ‘Disbudding illegally?’, was submitted by a reader and is presented and discussed by Clare Main. 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 ‘Postoperative responsibility’, which was published in the January issue of In Practice, appears on page 79.

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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