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Received: 26 September 2017
Accepted: 19 July 2018
First Online: 30 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Hair samples from both cases and controls were collected with a written informed consent of the horse’s owner. It was considered that there was no need for an Animal Care and Ethics Committee approval according to the Dutch law after consultation with the Animal Experiment Expert from Wageningen University & Research. The Animal Welfare Officer thought it was not an animal experiment as referred to in the Dutch Act on Animal Experiments.
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