Veterinary homeopathy: systematic review of medical conditions studied by randomised placebo-controlled trials

@article{Mathie2014VeterinaryHS,
  title={Veterinary homeopathy: systematic review of medical conditions studied by randomised placebo-controlled trials},
  author={Robert T. Mathie and J{\"u}rgen Clausen},
  journal={Veterinary Record},
  year={2014},
  volume={175},
  pages={373 - 381}
}
A systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of veterinary homeopathy has not previously been undertaken. Using Cochrane methods, this review aims to assess risk of bias and to quantify the effect size of homeopathic intervention compared with placebo for each eligible peer-reviewed trial. Judgement in seven assessment domains enabled a trial's risk of bias to be designated as low, unclear or high. A trial was judged to comprise reliable evidence if its risk of bias was low or was… Expand
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