Guidelines can provide a succinct summary of evidence on a particular topic. However, there is no standard format for guidelines, some may have clearly defined questions, a structured strategy to find and appraise evidence and provide clear recommendations, whilst others may have a more narrative structure giving an overview of current knowledge on a particular subject. As with other types of study it is important to appraise the evidence for its validity and applicability to your patient, this may be particularly important with guidelines that are written to cover areas where the diseases are endemic and the vector widespread.
The following appraisal checklists may help you with this
The list below provides links to some of the guidelines currently available for vector-borne diseases.
European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP)
European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD)
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