Received: 18 February 2021
Accepted: 22 November 2021
First Online: 9 December 2021
: This study was registered at the System of Authorization and Information on Biodiversity (protocol no. 27489) and at the National System of Management of Genetic Heritage (protocol no. A1F8C27), both part of the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, and approved by the Ethics Committee on Animal Experimentation of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnology of UFBA (protocol no. 72/2016). All procedures were conducted in compliance with the Association for Vision and Ophthalmology Research (ARVO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the use of animals in eye and ophthalmic research. All methods were performed in accordance with the relevant guidelines of ARRIVE (Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments). In addition, at all stages involving contact with the animal, minimally invasive maneuvers were performed to reduce stress and pain.
: Not applicable.
: Arianne Oriá is member of the editorial board (Associate Editor) of BMC Veterinary Research. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.