Funding for this research was provided by:
Lékařská fakulta, Masarykova univerzita (Junior Researcher)
Grantová Agentura České Republiky (GC18-23521J)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (KN 1097/7-1)
Received: 21 February 2019
Accepted: 11 September 2019
First Online: 18 October 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: European brown hares were shot by Czech hunters qualified by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, who collected blood samples post mortem from the heart. Consent to participate was not applicable. The ethics approval was unnecessary as the authors of this study used blood samples of game animal species (European brown hare, <i>Lepus europaeus</i>) that were hunt by licensed hunters in the official hunting season and was in compliance with national legislation of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, see page 11 of link.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.