Article Text


Ethical Dilemmas in Practice
TB testing protocol
  1. Gareth Enticott

    Gareth Enticott is a rural geographer based in the school of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University. His research interests focus on the regulation of animal disease, the communication of animal health risks, and lay health beliefs.


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, ‘TB testing protocol,’ is presented and discussed by Gareth Enticott. 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 ‘Insulin overdose’, which was published in the June issue of In Practice, appears on page 319.

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.

Statistics from

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.