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Call for abstracts

Authors interested must submit their proposals through the submission form before the deadline:  30th November 2022 23:59h (GMT+1). Only abstracts submitted through the submission form in due date will be considered.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Journal "Animal - Science Proceedings"

Keynotes and Plenary Speakers

Keynotes and Plenary Speakers do not need to use this submission form. They will be directly contacted by the Technical Secretariat to be informed about how to submit the abstract for the corresponding session.

Guidelines for Authors

Please read carefully the instructions detailed below before you start with the online submission process. Failure to observe these guidelines may result in rejection of the submission.
All abstracts must be in English.

According to the topic of your work/case report, please choose the session that you think best describes your submission to ensure adequate evaluation by the scientific committee:

  • ISVA   Sustainability                   
                General diagnosis to reduce antibiotic usage
                Global threat to sheep
                Teaching and transfer
  • ECSRHM / European College of Small Ruminant Health Management
  • SEOC / Sociedad Española de Ovinotecnia y caprinotecnia (Presentations will be in Spanish)

If animal experimentation is part of the study, the work must has met the ethics and animal welfare regulations applicable in the country where the experiments were conducted. There is no need to specify this in the abstract, but the scientific committee may ask for further clarification on this issue if deemed necessary.

Please note that each author can submit a maximum of three contributions as presenting author. Which means that every author may submit and appear as co-author in many abstracts but will be able to appear as presenting author in a maximum of three abstracts.

Commercial names or trademarks cannot be mentioned in the title. However, they will be accepted, in brackets, in the body of the text.

The first step is to enter details for contact person. This person will be the responsible of the submission and will receive all the notifications. Please double check that the contact email is correct.

After that, you will be able to introduce abstract details through the online submission form:
  • Title
  • Type of work (original work or case report)
  • Keywords (four)
  • Abstract text
  • Session
  • Presentation Preference
Please notice that you will be able to include the complete list of authors and affiliations in the next page. You will also need to state who is expected to be the presenting author.

Title and authors must not be included together with the body of the abstract. There are special text fields to include this information in the next page of the submission form.

Full title

The titles of abstracts should be:
  • Concise and informative
  • Exclude the name of the country or of the region where the study took place
  • Avoid the use of scientific names, if there is a common name
  • Do not use non-standard abbreviations.
Structure of the content of the abstract
The abstracts should be structured to include text on:

Original work:
  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods (including the any statistical analyses)
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion and Implications
  • References (1 or 2, only if it is essential and for plenary abstracts).
  • Acknowledgements and funding (when required)
Case Report:
  • Clinical history
  • Investigations
  • Differential diagnosis,
  • Discussion,
  • References (1 or 2, only if it is essential).
  • Acknowledgements and funding (when required)
The submission page will be structure with these headings according to the type of work indicated.

Due the word limit, abstracts from oral communications/posters or keynotes should not include any Table or Figure. Submissions for plenary talks may include them if the authors consider so.

When data are analyzed by analysis of variance we request that a residual error term such as the pooled standard error, the residual standard deviation (RSD), or the root mean square error (RMSE) is reported in tables and not SE/SD for each treatment. Indeed, anovas are based on the hypothesis of homogeneous variance among treatment groups.

The number of decimals of p-values for means and/or the error term should be homogenized or should follow a systematic rule.

Format of content
  • Define non-standard abbreviations at first appearance followed by the abbreviation in brackets.
  • Authors should avoid excessive use of non-standard abbreviations.
  • Please, so not use non-standard abbreviation in the titles, headings or in the keywords.
  • Non-standard abbreviations used in tables and figures must be defined either as footnotes or in the caption.
  • Do not start a sentence with an abbreviation.

Presentation of statistical results
  • Treatment means are reported with meaningful decimals. For guidance, the last digit of a treatment mean corresponds to 1x10 of standard error (e.g., for a standard error of 1.2, the mean values should be reported as 15)
  • In the text, the probability of significance is indicated by the following conventional standard abbreviations (which need not be defined): p > 0.05 for non-significance and p < 0.05, p < 0.01 and p < 0.001 for significance at these levels. Exact level of probability (e.g. p = 0.07) can also be used

Units of measurement

The International System of Units (SI) should be used. A list of units is found at


References will follow the Animal – Science proceedings journal format. The most recent issue, as an example of format, can be found at

Keep references to the minimum and only when crucial to introducing or discussing the results

It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all references are cited and accurate.

Style sheet
For communications and keynotes:
the abstract should be a minimum of 400 words and cannot contain more than 450 words of the style sheet.
For Plenaries: the abstract should be a minimum of 1700 words and cannot contain more than 1800 words of the style sheet.

In both cases, excluding title, authors and affiliations.

If you have successfully submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation number. If no confirmation number is received, the abstract cannot be considered as successfully submitted. Please, be sure to have all the necessary information prepared in advance and saved in an independent text file, as if the online submission form is closed before completing the process, all data will be lost. Please contact the scientific secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have not received the acknowledgement of receipt by email after the submission.

Once uploaded, you will be able to modify your submission until the deadline. To access again your submission, use email address registered during the initial submission process and the password received in the acknowledgement of receipt.

Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done.

If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement explaining the reasons for this decision must be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract submission will be open
          from 1st June 2022
until 30th November 2022 23:59h (GMT+1)
Authors will be notified about the decision by December 2022.


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