Health Committee Links

The AVMA would like to make you aware of a new veterinary clinical studies database that may be of interest to your members. 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 Animal Health Studies Database 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.

If you are inclined, it would be great if you could add a link to the AAHSD from your website. The attached image could be used as a ‘button’ in which to embed the link for your website, or you could simply add the link itself:

Thank you for your help in promoting this important initiative to improve animal health care!

Ed Murphey DVM, PhD, DACVS
Assistant Director, Education & Research
American Veterinary Medical Association