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RSS feeds for Veterinary Journals

Last year, during the food recall, it seemed like new foods were being added to the recall list on a daily basis and I had great difficulty keeping up. In fact, when my own cat had eaten recalled food, I did not find out until VetCentric called me at home and at the office to alert me. It was then that I discovered the FDA‘s RSS feed on recalls. Every day, I would check my RSS reader for the latest on recall alerts and I was no longer in the dark when new recalls were announced.

Since then, I have found RSS feeds to be a helpful way of keeping up with the latest veterinary literature. I read through the abstracts as soon as they are published online & then determine if I want to read the entire article. Many US veterinary college libraries allow veterinarians in their state to request individual articles for free or a reduced fee. You can also order individual articles through the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons subscribes to many veterinary journals and any veterinarian (whether in the UK or abroad) can become a member for a very reasonable price. This keeps printed journal subscriptions to a minimum and means less paper waste. And you can keep a pdf of each article on file in your computer, rather than paper files which take up so much space and time to maintain. You can also have a separate drive or an online service like Carbonite to back up your files, so that all your journal articles are still accessible if your computer is lost, stolen, destroyed, or self-destructs.

There are numerous RSS readers out there. I like Google Reader, as it is easy to read and is incorporated in to my Google account. Yahoo has a nice reader as well.

There are also services which will search newly released articles for parameters you set and either send you an email, or place it in a mailbox for you to check when you next login. PubMed’s MyNCBI and Highwire both offer these services. On the human side, Amedeo will send you a weekly list of abstracts on the subject of your choice (from a menu) and journal of your choice (from a menu). I am trying to convince Amedeo to start a veterinary journal alert service. I will let you know if I am successful. Google recently added Google Alerts, which will send you email alerts when new entries for a specific search term come up. However, you cannot limit the search to journals – so lots of useless stuff may come up.

I have found lists of human medical journal RSS feeds, but have yet to find something similar in Veterinary Medicine. So here are the ones I have found so far. Please feel free to comment if you find additional links or have a problem with a link.

RSS FEEDS – Look for the orange symbols above to find the link for the RSS feed
American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
American Journal of Veterinary Research
Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia: Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Australian Veterinary Journal
Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science
Equine Veterinary Education
Equine Veterinary Journal
Journal of Small Animal Practice
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Journal of Veterinary Cardiology
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
The Lancet
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Mycoses
New England Journal of Medicine
New Zealand Veterinary Journal
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research (must scroll down list to find it)
Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Research in Veterinary Science
Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Tropical Animal Health and Production
Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Veterinary Dermatology
Veterinary Economics – free content
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
The Veterinary Journal
Veterinary Medicine – free content
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Ophthalmology
Veterinary Parasitology
Veterinary Pathology – free content
Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound
Veterinary Research
Veterinary Research Communications
Veterinary Surgery
Zoonoses & Public Health

ELECTRONIC TABLE OF CONTENTS ALERTS, No RSS
Australian Equine Veterinarian
Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology
Indian Journal of Veterinary Surgery
In Practice – British Veterinary Association
Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Journal of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine in Tropical Countries
Journal of Veterinary Behavior
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
NAVC Clinician’s Brief – Free registration & content
Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Equine Practice
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice
Veterinary Health and Safety Digest
The Veterinary Record

AVAILABLE CONTENT ONLINE IF YOU SUBSCRIBE, No RSS
Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research
Canadian Veterinary Journal
Compendium: Continuing Education for Veterinarians
Compendium Equine
Exotic DVM – free subscription for vets, techs, students
Flemish Veterinary Journal
Online Journal of Veterinary Research
The Pig Journal
Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
Standards of Care
Veterinary Bulletin
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Focus – free subscription for vets, techs, students
Veterinary Forum
Veterinary Technician
Veterinary Therapeutics

FREE CONTENT, no RSS
British Veterinary Dental Association Journal
The International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine
The Irish Veterinary Journal
Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine
Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science (Japanese Society of Veterinary Science)
Journal of Veterinary Science
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
Veterinary Practice News
The Veterinary Quarterly
Veterinary Review
VetScite

OTHER INTERESTING LINKS
AVMA Directory – need AVMA membership
Canadian Compendium of Veterinary Products – need annual subscription
Compendium of Veterinary Products – need AVMA membership
FDA – News, Recalls, Drug shortages, etc.
Material Safety Data Sheets – need AVMA membership
Merck Veterinary Manual – Free Content
Veterinary Biologic Products – Licensees and Permittees -USDA- December 2007

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