Funding for this research was provided by:
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (PI16/01297)
Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (RD12/0017/0012)
Received: 21 November 2017
Accepted: 15 February 2018
First Online: 27 February 2018
: This study did not involve purposeful killing of animals. Professional personnel collected blood and liver samples mostly from hunted-harvested wild boar during the hunting season. These animals were legally hunted under Spanish and EU legislation and all hunters had hunting licenses. No ethical approval was deemed necessary; all collection of samples was performed for routine procedures before the design of this study in compliance with the Ethical Principles in Animal Research. Thus, blood or liver samples were not collected specifically for this study. Protocols, amendments and other resources were all done according to the guidelines approved by each Autonomous government following the R.D.1201/2005 of the Ministry of Presidency of Spain.
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