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Dearth of evidence for EBVM
  1. Ian Nicholson
  1. Association for Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery Research Cooperative, Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Forest Corner Farm, Hangersley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 3JW, e-mail:

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DAVID Williams (VR, August 20/27, 2016, vol 179, p 202) raises important concerns regarding the BestBETS for Vets assessments (VR, August 13, 2016, vol 179, pp 175-176): although the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) had been followed, only a small quantity of weak evidence regarding a particular clinical question had been found. Unfortunately, he reached an impasse while trying to form a worthwhile conclusion from this information.

If our profession wishes to build an ever-improving, scientific information base from which …

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