For research conducted on regulated animals, appropriate approval must have been obtained according to either international or local laws and regulations. Before conducting the research, approval must have been obtained from the relevant body (in most cases, an Institutional Review Board or Ethics Committee). The authors must provide an ethics statement as part of the Materials and Methods section detailing full information as to their approval (including the name of the granting organization, and the approval reference numbers).
If such approval was not arranged, the authors should include a statement explaining why ethical approval was not required.
Experimental animals should have been handled according to the highest standards dictated by the author’s institution.
Veterinaria México OA strongly encourages all authors to comply with the ARRIVE (“Animal Research: Reporting In Vivo Experiments), developed by NC3Rs.
Articles should be specific in descriptions of the organism(s) used in the study. The description should indicate names of breeds, stocks, or strains when known.