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When to euthanase
  1. J. W. Yeates1
  1. 1Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, and Centre for Ethics in Medicine, University of Bristol, Langford House, Stock Lane, Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU
  1. e-mail: james.yeates{at}


Decisions on when to treat, when to euthanase and when not to intervene are not always easy; both undertreatment and overtreatment may lead to unnecessary suffering. James Yeates offers some thoughts on how to evaluate patients’ best interests

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