Funding for this research was provided by:
Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen
Fondation François Sommer
National Domain of Chambord
French Ministry of Agriculture
Barcelona City Hall
Assessorato sanità, salute e politiche sociali
Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
Received: 18 December 2016
Accepted: 15 March 2018
First Online: 27 March 2018
: This study did not involve purposeful killing of animals and was exempt from ethical approval according to the national legislation of the participating countries. Samples originated mainly from dead wild boar legally hunted during official hunting seasons. One wild boar (positive control) submitted for necropsy as a carcass to the Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health in Bern, Switzerland, was also included in the study. Capture, sampling and euthanasia of 111 live wild boar did not require any specific authorization as these procedures were part of an official culling action by the city of Barcelona, Spain.
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