ARRIVE and CONSORT guidelines: do they have a place in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia?

      During an ethics panel discussion at the 2015 spring meeting of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists in Cáceres, Spain, the panel put a question to the audience: ‘Why do you perform research?’ The answers referred to board examination requirements, career promotion and employment obligations, and the desire to answer a scientific question. Professor R. Eddie Clutton then stated the best answer in one word: we should perform research in order to seek the TRUTH. Unfortunately, the ‘truth’ is often not a set of fancy significant differences and nor does it impress promotion review committees or high-impact journal editors.
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