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Table 2 Vignette, used in focus group session, describing a case scenario on emergency and casualty slaughter certification

From: Challenges facing the veterinary profession in Ireland: 3. emergency and casualty slaughter certification

Charlie works as a Temporary Veterinary Inspector (TVI) at a local slaughterhouse in Co. Clare. While on ante-mortem inspection duty, a cull cow arrives with a broken pelvis and he turns a blind eye. “it would be worse to turn her away and isn’t she just about to be put out of her misery anyway?”