American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) would like to make you aware of a new veterinary clinical studies database. You can read an introductory article about the database in the current issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association here:
The AVMA is the first, and only, database that includes listings of veterinary clinical studies being conducted in all species of animals and most disciplines of veterinary medicine. It is well-known that there is a higher incidence of certain conditions in certain pure-breed dogs. There are many studies already listed in this database that are looking for specific breed types and it is fully expected that there will be many more studies to come that, in many cases, just want a sample of blood or tissue with which to conduct genetic analyses. If you could promote the existence of this new database to your members, it will both help facilitate the accumulation of medical knowledge to either diminish the incidence of some types of disease or improve the veterinary care for those conditions. Further, it would help increase public awareness and the ultimate success of the database.
Ed Murphey DVM, PhD, DACVS
Assistant Director, Education & Research
American Veterinary Medical Association