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Evidence-based veterinary medicine
  1. Lloyd Reeve-Johnson
  1. Translational Research Institute and the Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, GPO Box 2434, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia
  1. e-mail: lloyd{at}

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STUART Turner and Nick Royle (VR, September 19, 2015, vol 177, pp 293-294) acknowledge the imperfections and difficulties of applying evidence-based veterinary medicine and advocate that it is ethically more sound than alternatives. They cite a useful definition as ‘conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of the individual patient’.

It is hard to disagree. However, it is worth …

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