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Veterinary Medicines
Cascade violations
  1. Mark Bowen and
  2. Kegong Tian
  1. School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire LE12 5RD
  1. e-mail: mark.bowen{at}

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In the article suggesting growing numbers of cascade violations by veterinary surgeons (VR, 8 September, vol 183, p 282), no evidence is presented to justify this claim. Sales data do not detail the judgements we all make on a daily basis when facing a paucity of licensed veterinary medicines and certainly does not justify negative headlines.

Medicine selection under the prescribing cascade is the responsibility of the prescribing vet. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has stated …

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