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Ethics and animal research
  1. David B Morton, chair of the RCVS ethics review panel
  1. RCVS, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF
  1. email: ethics{at}

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The recent letter from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) ‘When is an Animal Test Certificate required?’ (VR, 1 February 2020, vol 186, pp 127-128) was very helpful and provided a useful summary of what is needed to conduct a field trial with a medicine. The distinction between an Animal Test Certificate (ATC) and an ATC-S (which is specifically for …

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