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Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference Ethics and Welfare Statement

All material to be presented at the Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference, formally or informally, must adhere to high ethical standards concerning animal welfare. Abstracts will be considered for presentation only if the work described:

  • Follows international, national and institutional guidelines for the humane treatment of animals and comply with relevant legislation;
  • Where it concerns the experimental manipulation of animals, has been approved by the ethics review committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted, when such a committee exists;
  • Has been approved by all authors (applies to presentations and publications at the conference);
  • For studies using client-owned animals, privacy should be maintained and the information should be anonymized.

The reviewers of the conference abstracts retain the right to reject manuscripts on the basis of ethical or animal welfare concerns. 

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