Iowa State University Veterinarian

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(This is one in a continuing series of articles about true cases of animal-related disputes that actually found their way to the courtroom. Read the facts of the case and determine how you would have decided it in the light of the associated issues and arguments, i.e. interpret the "history" and "clinical data" and then see if you agree with the court's ultimate "diagnosis". GOOD LUCK!!!)

The case presented here centers around an automobile-pig collision which occurred on a highway in New York State. Specifically, this case is taken from the legal reporter documenting the lawsuit involving Vincent F. Alioto, Jr. (plaintiff and, hereafter, "driver") and Waclaw Densiuk (defendant/counterclaimant, hereafter, "farmer").