Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine is: "The conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the best scientific evidence to inform clinical judgements with a view to improving clinical outcome at the level of the individual case.
From "Statistics for Veterinary and Animal Science", by Aviva Petrie & Paul Watson, Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
In order to establish the validity of an article on therapy, the following questions may be asked:
This pyramid of evidence has been adapted from Handbook of Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine. [From Peter Cockcroft and Mark Holmes, Blackwell Publishing (Oxford, 2003), 68].