Regulating research on client-owned animals

Jodi Ware, Eddie Clutton, Ngaire Dennison, Kathy Murphy, Gabrielle C Musk, Polly Taylor, Sarah Wolfensohn, Jayne Wright

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THE media coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the general public to different perspectives of medical research. Ethical considerations such as the potentially premature use of unproven interventions have also been put under scrutiny. This may put the population at risk as evidence-based medical advice is not always given due regard in comparison to these unproven approaches.
here are parallels to these issues in companion animal clinical practice. Changes imposed by the pandemic are likely to further compromise the quality and integrity of veterinary research, as ambiguous, incomplete and ineffective welfare guidelines continue to be applied. This is especially concerning given the long-standing recognition of the limitations of many of these guidelines
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-38
Number of pages2
JournalThe Veterinary record
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2021


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