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Standards for reliable reporting of trials in livestock and food safety

The REFLECT statement is a 22-item checklist that guides authors to effectively communicate the design and the outcomes of livestock trials related to production, health, and food safety. REFLECT statement focuses on field trials and challenge trials, and therapeutic and preventive interventions in livestock or with a focus on food safety. As the first reporting guideline for veterinary clinical trials, these groundbreaking publications were published in multiple journals.


Were published in multiple journals.



O'Connor AM, Sargeant JM, Gardner IA, Dickson JS, Torrence ME; Consensus Meeting Participants; Dewey CE, Dohoo IR, Evans RB, Gray JT, Greiner M, Keefe G, Lefebvre SL, Morley PS, Ramirez A, Sischo W, Smith DR, Snedeker K, Sofos J, Ward MP, Wills R. The REFLECT statement: methods and processes of creating reporting guidelines for randomized controlled trials for livestock and food safety by modifying the CONSORT statement.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2010 Mar;57(2):95-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2009.01311.x.

J Food Prot. 2010 Jan;73(1):132-9. doi: 10.4315/0362-028x-73.1.132.

J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;24(1):57-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-1676.2009.0441.x.

Prev Vet Med. 2010 Jan 1;93(1):11-8. doi: 10.1016/j.prevetmed.2009.10.008.

Sargeant JM, O'Connor AM, Gardner IA, Dickson JS, Torrence ME, Dohoo IR, Lefebvre SL, Morley PS, Ramirez A, Snedeker K. The REFLECT statement: reporting guidelines for randomized controlled trials in livestock and food safety: explanation and elaboration.

J Food Prot. 2010 Mar;73(3):579-603. doi: 10.4315/0362-028x-73.3.579. PMID: 20202349.

Zoonoses Public Health. 2010 Mar;57(2):105-36. doi: 10.1111/j.1863-2378.2009.01312.x. Epub 2010 Jan 12. PMID: 20070652.


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