Check out the VINcyclopedia of Diseases (formerly VIN Associate) for expert opinion on 800 canine diseases and 600 feline diseases, also exotic diseases and swine are included. Links to client handouts in Veterinary Partner.
Journal Abstracts: access to the veterinary journal literature that report research results. If the research was well-designed, evidence will be higher quality. Always evaluate any information you find relevant to the case.
Message boards are crowdsourced data, not particularly strong evidence but can be useful depending on topic.
Also provides access to conference proceedings which can be valuable depending on topic!
The most efficient way to use of Google Scholar is the "Cited By" feature which will tell you if an article as been cited and by whom. Do search Google Scholar, but clients can also search it, so vet students need to learn to use the professional databases listed above as part of professional skill set.
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