Wikipedia:WikiProject Veterinary medicine/Assessment

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This page discusses how to assess the quality of Wikipedia's veterinary medicine articles. Assessments are performed to allow editors to identify pages in need of further work, and are made using the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner on the article's talk page. The project banner places articles into sub-categories of quality and importance.

Frequently asked questions[edit]

How is an article assessed? 
Anybody can assess an article. The criteria are below in #Instructions for quality assessments and #Instructions for importance assessments. If you don't want to make the assessment yourself, list it under #Assessment requests, below.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes they are! If you have any suggestions for improvement, please start a conversation on the Discussion page.
Where can I find out more about this assessment system? 
For more information, visit Wikipedia:WikiProject assessment.
Where can I ask other questions? 
If you have any other questions not listed here, please ask them on the Discussion page.

Which articles should be assessed by this WikiProject?[edit]

This project supports articles related to veterinary medicine, such as animal diseases, conditions, and treatments for animals.

WikiProjects that are probably better matches for some topics[edit]

WikiProjects that may be better matches for some topics[edit]

Pages to include in this WikiProject[edit]

  • Animal diseases, syndromes of animals, medical conditions affecting animals.
  • Animal drugs: Tag those used clinically in animals, and additionally add to {{WikiProject Pharmacology}}.
  • Veterinary procedures for diagnostic, therapy, or surgery, etc.
  • History of veterinary medicine: history of veterinary medicine, discovery of diseases, etc.

Instructions for quality assessments[edit]

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Veterinary medicine|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Veterinary medicine articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Veterinary medicine articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Veterinary medicine articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Category page Category 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Veterinary medicine articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  Project 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Veterinary medicine articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Veterinary medicine articles)  ??? 
WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Instuctions for importance assessments[edit]

An article's importance assessment is generated from the | importance= parameter in the {{WikiProject Veterinary medicine}} project banner on the article's talk page. Any article not rated for importance defaults to Category:Unknown-importance Veterinary medicine articles. The purpose of the importance scale is to direct the efforts of WikiProject participants towards the most important articles. Although all diseases and medications are of "top" importance to the animals (and the associated humans) that are directly affected by them, the importance rating represents the probability that the average reader of Wikipedia will look up the topic. As a result, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated above topics that veterinary professionals, experts, or students may argue are more "important."

In making an assessment, it may be helpful to compare the article with others that already have the proposed rating. The assessment table at the top of this page is the place to go to find such articles.

Article importance grading scheme
Importance Criteria
Top Subject is extremely important, even crucial, to veterinary medicine. Strong interest from non-professionals around the world. Usually a large subject with many associated sub-articles. Less than 1% of veterinary medicine-related articles will achieve this rating.
High Subject is clearly notable. Subject is interesting to, or directly affects, many average readers. This includes the most common diseases and treatments, and major areas of specialization. Fewer than 10% of veterinary medicine-related articles will achieve this rating.
Mid Normal priority for article improvement. This topic would be interesting or useful to many readers and is notable within its particular specialty. This includes most medical conditions, tests, approved drugs, medical subspecialties, and common signs and symptoms.
Low Article may only be included to cover a specific part of a more important article, or may be only loosely connected to veterinary medicine. Subject may be specific to one country or part of one country, such as licensing requirements or organizations. This category includes most of the following: very rare diseases, lesser-known medical signs, equipment, hospitals, individuals, historical information, publications, laws, investigational drugs, and detailed genetic information related to disease.
NA NA means Not an Article. This label is used for all pages that are not articles, such as templates, categories, and disambiguation pages. To mark an article as "needs assessment" or "not assessed," simply leave the importance parameter empty, like this: |importance=

Assessment requests[edit]

Anyone may assess an article. If you would like someone else to assess an article, please list it below.

Assessment log[edit]

Veterinary medicine articles:
Index · Statistics · Log

The historical assessment log is here: Assessment log