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Charity
Donating medicines to welfare projects
  1. David M. Love
  1. Kirchgasse 11, 4107 Ettingen, Switzerland
  1. e-mail: david.love{at}arrivain.com

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THE proposal to donate out-of-date medicines to charitable welfare projects (VR, January 14, 2012, vol 170, pp 58–59), while at first glance may seem well intentioned, does little to reassure me of our profession's commitment to improving standards for animal health in developing countries.

Those of us working in post-conflict and developing countries like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan strive to persuade local veterinarians and farmers to provide timely treatment for their animals using reliable quality medicines (which have been adequately stored) for the purpose. …

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