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Animal Control
Use of darting guns and administration of sedatives
  1. Simon Adams
  1. Beacon Cottage, Beacon Hill Lane, Corfe Mullen, Dorset BH21 3RU
  1. e-mail: zoowildvet{at}gmail.com

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FOLLOWING recent letters suggesting that suitably trained police officers should be allowed to control dogs using sedative-loaded dart guns (VR, March 19, 2011, vol 168, p 309; April 2, 2011, vol 168, pp 359–360), I would like to oppose the idea that non-RCVS members should be granted authority to administer anaesthetics, sedatives and therapeutics via darting equipment.

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