Dr. Christopher Longhurst shares…
This is part 2 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)David Ramey, DVM Equine Medicine Practitioner; Contributor, Science-based Medicine Blog; Author Abstract Ethical treatment of animals is more than merely a matter of causing no harm and pleasing the client. A veterinarian has a moral and ethical obligation […]
This is part 3 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)Robert Larson, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVPM (Epidemiology), DACAN Professor, Production Medicine; Edgar E. and M. Elizabeth Coleman Chair Food Animal Production Medicine; Executive Director, Veterinary Medical Continuing Education; College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University Proceedings Paper (PDF) […]
This is part 4 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)Erin E. Kerby, MS Veterinary Medicine Librarian; Assistant Professor, University Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Proceedings Paper (PDF) Slides (PDF) Screencast (video) Abstract Many professionals working in the field of veterinary medicine have recognized […]
This is part 5 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)Kenichiro Yagi, BS, MS1 and David Liss, BA, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM), CVPM2  PetEd Veterinary Education and Training Resources; ICU Supervisor, Blood Bank Manager, Adobe Animal Hospital, Los Altos, California, United States  Program Director- Veterinary Technology […]
This is part 6 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)Katie Waine1*; Chris Hudson1; Rachel Dean, BVMS PhD DSAM (Fel) MRCVS1; Jon Huxley1 and Marnie Brennan, BSc (VB), BVMS, PhD1  School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 […]
Dr. Theurer discusses the outcomes of a systematic review and meta-analysis of vaccines for bovine respiratory disease complex as an example of the challenges in the design, execution and publication of systematic reviews in veterinary medicine.
Critically thinking about a clinical problem involves repeating the steps of gathering information, evaluating that information, reflecting on the information and coming to tentative conclusions. Because no single study can fully address most clinical questions and because every study has limitations either in internal and/or external validity, using scientific studies to enhance clinical decision-making requires combining different pieces of evidence of varying strengths. While gaining competence in each step of the critical thinking process requires education, skill, and experience, probably the most difficult to master is to reflect deeply about what is known and what is unknown and how to tie multiple pieces of information and evidence together.
In this special tutorial article, Dr. Larson discusses the nature of clinical bias and confounding with several veterinary examples.
This is part 10 of 14 in the series “Because Evidence Matters” – the 6th EBVMA Symposium (2014)Natalie Robinson1*; Marnie Brennan, BSc (VB), BVMS, PhD1; Malcolm Cobb1 and Rachel Dean, BVMS PhD DSAM (Fel) MRCVS1  School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Sutton Bonington, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 5RD, United […]
he United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) monographs contain Evidence Tables that summarize all items of the literature pertaining to contentious label and extra label use of drugs for species-specific indications in clinical veterinary practice. These have now been digitized with support from an EBVMA grant and are available through a web-enabled database. The objective of this presentation is to introduce the methods of making evidence assertions for the clinical indication and use of these drugs, to introduce this database to the evidence-based veterinary medicine community, and encourage participants to become involved in updating and expanding this online resource.
The following presentation is about how to utilize freely available resources for the limited resources of a private practitioner.