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Animal welfare
Over treatment and inadequate trial protocols
  1. Gordon J. Baker and
  2. Simon J. Baker
  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois, 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, USA
  2. 2 Bishops Way, PO30 5WT, Newport, Isle of Wight
  1. e-mail: sjbvetmb{at}

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We read Henry Lamb’s comments concerning the current crop of TV vets and noted particularly his comments about the risk of creating impractical expectations in clients (VR, 14 July 2018, vol 183, p 73). We would echo that, but further highlight the problem of cases that are treated with techniques that are not adequately subject to the rigours of controlled trial …

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