Funding for this research was provided by:
INIA, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (E-RTA2015-0003-C02-01, E-RTA2015-0003-C02-02)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (PIF)
MINECO, Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (RyC-2015-17154)
Received: 11 May 2019
Accepted: 29 November 2019
First Online: 5 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Samples submitted for diagnosis to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at the <i>Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona</i> and <i>Universidad de León</i> comply with institutional, national, and international guidelines regarding ethics on research.Regarding the paper “High levels of unreported intraspecific diversity among RNA viruses in faeces of neonatal piglets with diarrhoea” (authors: Martí Cortey, Ivan Díaz, Anna Vidal, Gerard Martín-Valls, Giovanni Franzo, Pedro José Gómez de Nova, Laila Darwich, Héctor Puente, Ana Carvajal, Marga Martín, Enric Mateu) has been done on the basis of clinical testing. According to Directive 63/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council, on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes -Article 1, point 5(b) “non-experimental clinical veterinary practices”- the procedures carried out to obtain data are not within the scope of named directive. Hence, no authorization from the ethics committee on animal and human experimentation from the UAB and UL was necessary.At the moment of submission to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, clients were informed with a written consent that the data obtained from piglet faeces’ may be used for research purposes and published.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.