Understanding and Evaluating Veterinary Clinical Research

Buhles, William; Kass, Philip H.
September 2012
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p285
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the collection, analysis, and dissemination of veterinary clinical literature. Veterinary clinical research is either retrospective in observational studies, exploratory on historical medical records as data source, or prospective in both experimental and observational studies. Randomized, control trials are viewed by many veterinarians as the most reliable research format. Vital to data interpretation is statistical analysis.


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