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Evidence-based veterinary medicine
Making evidence-based veterinary medicine work for clinicians

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PROPONENTS of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) need to make it attractive to clinicians rather than being seen as ‘elitist, argumentative, impractical or evangelical’, said Steve Budsberg, of the University of Georgia, at a plenary session at the first International Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Network conference last month.

Nearly 250 delegates from 15 countries attended the meeting, which was held at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor from October 23 to 24. Organised by RCVS Knowledge, the conference was the first official meeting of the Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Network, and the programme featured more than 50 presentations on evidence-based veterinary practice.

In his presentation, Dr Budsberg highlighted both the positives and negatives of EBVM as it exists now and also looked at the challenges ahead. Currently, he said, one of the problems was that if vets were asking questions …

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