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Evidence-based medicine
Are guidelines useful?
  1. Will Peel
  1. TVM UK, Building B, Kirtlington Business Centre, Slade Farm, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3JA
  1. email: w.peel{at}

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I read with interest Rachel Dean’s column about guidelines and their role in evidence-based veterinary medicine (VR, 5 October 2019, vol 185, p 413).

It is important to note that guidelines are just that – a guide. By using this terminology (rather than protocol), it …

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