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Ethical dilemmas in practice
Advice on horse worming
  1. Gerald Coles

    Gerald Coles is a research scientist at Bristol, based at Langford. He is interested in the detection and management of anthelmintic-resistant nematodes in grazing animals and has published more than 280 scientific articles, many of these on anthelmintic resistance.

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, ‘Advice on horse worming’, is presented and discussed by Gerald Coles. 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 ‘To refer or not?’, which was published in the March issue of In Practice, appears on page 171.

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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