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[Doping in animal rights law: the responsibility of the veterinary surgeon].

Authors
  • Hirt, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Tierärztliche Praxis
Publication Date
May 01, 1997
Volume
25
Issue
3
Pages
244–248
Identifiers
PMID: 9289884
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Unlike the situation in humans, it is illegal to administer doping drugs to animals. The Doping Commission of the European Council has defined the term doping. According to this definition, the therapeutic use of drugs is not doping. The treatment of pain is also therapeutic. However, governing bodies of sport can apply stricter regulations (doping lists). It is possible for veterinarians to infringe paragraph 3 (11) of the German animal welfare act if they act recklessly or without due care, and a prosecution may result. It is therefore obligatory for the veterinarian to advise of the possible consequences of administering a drug which has a doping effect, or is included on a doping list.

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