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Good discussion on veterinary screening

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The most recent post on the skeptvet.com blog considers screening practices in veterinary medicine.  Good to see vets looking for a balance between the pros and cons of testing. 

Bottom line :

The challenge for veterinary medicine is to recognize the potential harms of screening and to actively collect evidence to identify the risks and benefits of specific tests in specific populations. The current approach of assuming the theoretical benefits of screening must apply and that harms are negligible is not consistent with the evidence from human medicine and not a cost-effective, evidence-based approach for improving the welfare of our patients.


Edited by sandgrubber

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