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Received: 6 November 2017
Accepted: 1 March 2018
First Online: 20 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: On location No. 1 of this study (Mórahalom), buffaloes were sampled for monitoring purposes during regular veterinary care by the vet in charge of this herd (Dr. Tibor Kovács, co-author of this study), therefore no ethical approval was required. Local anesthesia (with 2% lidocaine) was used to alleviate the pain of buffaloes during blood sampling. On location No. 2 of this study (south-western Hungary), game animals were shot by hunters while observing the relevant law (No. LV/1996, on the protection, management and hunting of game animals), in the course of organized hunting activity in the territory of SEFAG Forest Management and Wood Industry Share Co. (permission issued under number 153–1 for 2013/2014) according to the Somogy County Hunting Supervisory Authority. No further ethical approval was required, because on this location no living animals were handled.
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: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. SH is member of the editorial board (Associate Editor) of BMC Veterinary Research.
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