Veterinary Medicine Websites
To find veterinary medicine related websites, choose from the topics listed below.
Credo Reference - A
collection of electronic reference books from many subject areas, including the titles:
Black's Veterinary Dictionary
Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary
Black's Medical Dictionary
Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology
Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary
Macmillan Dictionary of
The Dictionary of
Substances and Their Effects - The web-based version of the (1999) 2nd edition of
The Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE) published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
in. DOSE contains data on chemicals of environmental concern. DOSE Database is searchable by
chemical name, formula, CAS Registry number, and keyword. Each entry includes information on
chemical and physical properties, toxicity, environmental fate, legislation, etc.
Equine Multilingual Dictionary (Abridged Online
Edition) (English/French/Spanish/German) - Abridged online version of the 1997 2nd
abridged print edition.
Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms (Veterinary Medicine
Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Online Dictionaries - Links to dictionaries and
thesauri in the Online Reference Collection.
Handbooks and manuals:
Clinical Calculator - Developed by Charles
Hu, Ron Kneusel & Gary Barnas M.D. (Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of General Internal
Current Protocols -
Collection of peer-reviewed, step-by-step research techniques and procedures, with over 15
titles and 11,500 protocols
Language Translation Programs:
There are currently many free web-based versions available. A sampling are given below:
Bing Translations - Translate text or a website
from English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.
FreeTranslation.com - Translate text or web pages.
Unlike some of the other translators listed here, this site supports the use of diacritics.
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American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) - Website
for the AAEP, which has the mission "to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the
professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of
the equine industry."
AquaVetMed.Info - Provides Search Directories of Aquatic
Veterinarians and Disease Diagnostic Laboratories to assist veterinarians, veterinary-allied
professionals, aquatic animal owners, aquaculture industries, governments, and the general public.
The project is a collaboration between the American Veterinary Medical Association, GlobalVetLink,
AUMS, and the National Risk Management Feasibility Program for Aquaculture (NRMFPA).
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Disease and Toxicology Factsheets
collection of databases collated or developed by the US EPA National Center for Computational
Toxicology (NCCT). More than 200 sources of publicly available data on environmental chemicals have
been brought together and made searchable by chemical name and other identifiers, and by chemical
structure. Data includes chemical structure, physico-chemical values, in vitro assay data and in
vivo toxicology data. Chemicals include, but are not limited to, high and medium production volume
industrial chemicals, pesticides (active and inert ingredients), and potential ground and drinking
California Animal Health and Food
Safety Disease Information -- The disease information factsheets and brochures related to:
cattle, equine, poultry, small ruminants and swine industries. This information comes from many
sources including CAHFS, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, USDA, APHIS,a division of the USDA
Center for Food Security and Public
Health Animal Disease Information -- From Iowa State University, this information includes
those diseases notifiable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as well as a number of
reportable or zoonotic agents.
Approved Animal Drug Products: The Online Green Book -- Updated monthly, the FDA's
Green Book provides a list of all animal drug products approved for safety and
effectiveness, as well as the information regarding patents held for the animal drug and methods of
use submitted to the FDA by the drug sponsors. This information is mandated by the Generic Animal
Drug and Patent Restoration Act to be made available to the public. The
2000 Green Book is available online in PDF or HTML formats.
Drugs @ FDA -- Allows detailed searches on FDA-approved animal drugs and replaces the FDA
Approved Animal Drug Products Database.
The Merck Veterinary
Manual -- The Merck Veterinary Manual is "the single most comprehensive electronic reference
for animal care information." The online version of the manual allows advanced search options,
featuring search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword. It is provided free by Merck
& Co., Inc. and Merial Limited.
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Altweb - Alternatives to Animal Testing Web Site. Contains
links to alternatives news, journals, information, and resources on the Internet. Features an
English-language index to ALTEX contents and article summaries.
Alternatives to Animal Experiments is the official journal of MEGAT (Mitteleuropäische
Gesellschaft für Alternativen zu Tierversuchen), the the Middle European Society for Alternatives
to Testing in Animals. This is a German site, with limited English translation. For full text of
the articles, use the 'Kontact' button to email the editor (Redakteur) and request a PDF file.
Alternatives: Searching the Published Literature - The Animal Welfare Act Regulations, Section
2.31 and USDA (Policy #11 and #12) require that a written narrative be provided by the Principle
Investigator (PI) to determine whether or not alternatives exist to procedures which may cause pain
or distress in animals used for teaching or research. This website was established by librarians at
UIUC to assist animal users with this federally mandated responsibility.
Other Veterinary Medicine Libraries
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Other Veterinary Medicine Links of Interest
International Veterinary Information Service
(IVIS) - IVIS is an on-line publisher of veterinary books and proceedings. The IVIS website
currently includes 1,673 book chapters and proceeding articles. Registration is FREE, but reserved
for veterinarians, veterinary support staff, veterinary students, and animal health scientists and
Intute Veterinary Pages - A
free online service providing with access to the web resources for education and research,
evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists. This service was created by a network
of UK universities and partners and formerly known as VetGate.
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) - VIN is a comprehensive
site "for veterinarians, by veterinarians." VIN hosts databases, message boards, conference rooms,
online proceedings, and much more with the intention of "bringing together veterinarians
'world-wide' as colleagues, bringing instant access to vast amounts of up-to-date veterinary
information, bringing instant access to 'breaking news', making continuing education available
EVERY day, and empowering our profession." (Registration Required.)
ViFa Vet - From the TiHo Hannover
Library in Germany, contains a number of various resources specific to veterinarians in
Virtual Veterinary Center - Index to
veterinary web-based resources, including journals, research institutions, websites, and veterinary
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