Problem

Unethical veterinary practices


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Other Names:
Veterinary malpractice
Corruption of veterinarians
Underreporting of animal diseases
Bribery of veterinarians
Professional misconduct of veterinarians
Illegal veterinary practice
Abusive medical treatment of animals
Misuse of veterinary skills
Temptations of veterinary practice
Claim:
Veterinarians, under pressure from their employers, have adopted practices which lead to the underreporting of animal diseases, especially as a consequence of factory farming methods and pressures to protect the financial investments therein. They have failed to investigate adequately the extent or nature of such hazards in the process of further increasing the yields of animal husbandry. Veterinarians have condoned the restrictive conditions under which animals are kept for such purposes or for entertainment (as in zoos, aquaria or circuses). They have also condoned the development of breeds which cannot survive without surgically assisted births (as in the case of certain breeds of dogs). Veterinarians are implicated in drugging of racehorses and other animals used for sporting events.
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
14.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST