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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Tania Dennison

    Tania Dennison holds the RCVS certificate in animal welfare science, ethics and law and a certificate in the promotion of public health from the Open University. She currently works for the Brooke equine welfare charity.


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 ‘Dog needs a new home?’, is presented and discussed by Tania Dennison. 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 ‘Bulldog caesarean’, which was published in the February issue of In Practice, appears on page 148.

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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