Funding for this research was provided by:
Conservation, Food and Health Foundation
Eppley Foundation for Research
Comité Ejecutivo de Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológico
Received: 12 April 2020
Accepted: 28 September 2020
First Online: 7 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The INTA captive center, located in Aristóbulo del Valle and owned by Fabián Ruff, provided access for paca reference samples. All sample collection was conducted by a licensed veterinarian. Sample collection protocols were approved by the Ministerio de Ecología y Recursos Naturales Renovables (MEyRNR) in accordance with Law No 47, Regulatory Decree No 474/02, and Resolution No 509/07 of Misiones Province. Collection permits were granted through the Directorate of Ecology and Environmental Quality under Provision No 033, which relates to the handling of animals and collection of samples.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.