CAB Abstracts and PubMed will be the most useful databases.
Before you begin your search:
CAB Abstracts is the most comprehensive database for veterinary medicine, animal science, and agriculture.CAB Abstracts indexes many U.S. and international publications, conference proceedings, and book chapters. The coverage is from 1910 to the present. Watch the short videos for an introduction to searching CAB Abstracts.
The following 2 videos demonstrate a search. The topic is canine zinc toxicosis. The videos have sound, so make sure to turn the volume up.
PubMed indexes the health sciences/life sciences literature. It also indexes approximately 101 veterinary medicine journals. The coverage is from the 1950s to the present. Watch the short video for an introduction to searching PubMed.
Remember, PubMed does NOT index EVERY journal important to veterinary medicine. For example, Applied Animal Behavior Science, Bovine Practitioner, The Pig Journal, & the Journal of Swine Health & Production are NOT indexed by PubMed.
The following video demonstrates a search in PubMed; the topic is canine hip dysplasia. The video has sound so make sure to turn the volume up. (Note: The video was made before PubMed released a new interface in October 2009. The new interface no longer has tabs.)