Abstracts must adhere to the following formatting guidelines:

  • 1000 words or less
  • Please note that abstracts less than 250 words are generally not considered full publications, allowing a full scientific manuscript on the same topic to be submitted elsewhere for publication. If accepted into the scientific program, authors of abstracts can make minor modifications to the content of their abstract with the condition to submit their final paper until 01.09.2019 
  • Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft document (.doc or .docx)
  • Use single-spaced, 12-point, Times New Roman type and use 1 inch margins on all sides. Text should be aligned to the left except for the body of the abstract, which should be fully justified.
  • The title should appear in all CAPITAL LETTER, BOLD PRINT at the top of the first page. Scientific names in the title should be written in standard format (First letter of genus capitalized, species all lowercase) and italics, bold print.
  • Names and academic degrees of all authors should be listed in italics, bold print, below the title separated by a blank line. Authors’ names are separated by commas, with a comma and the word “and” prior to the last author. Numerical superscripts corresponding to current professional affiliations should appear at the end of each author’s name following punctuation (comma). The name of the author presenting the paper should be identified with an asterisk (*) without superscript format.
  • Current professional affiliations (institution, city, state, postal code, and country; do not include street addresses) are listed in italics, after the list of authors separated by a blank line. The appropriate numerical superscript should precede the professional affiliation for the authors.
  • The lowercase bolded word “Abstract” should follow the affiliation separated by a blank line. The text should follow after another blank line. For full manuscripts, authors may follow standard journal section headings (Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results, Discussion), each bolded and proceeded by a blank line
  • Scientific names in the text should be spelled out in italics when the common name is first mentioned.
  • Tables and figures should fit within a 4 × 6” area and may be imbedded in the word document. All tables and figures will be edited for style and formatted for publication.
  • Literature citations should appear in the text with superscript numbers that follow concluding sentence punctuation. When a series of consecutive references are being cited as a group, these can be presented with hyphenated superscripts (i.e., 2-7).
  • Reference are limited to five.
  • Citations are listed at the end of the manuscript under the “Reference” section heading. The section heading is in all capital letters, bolded, 12-point Times New Roman type. References should be in normal 12-point Times New Roman font.

Example :


G.Zoller,1 DVM, IPSAV (Medecine zoologique), L.Chassang,1 DVM, IPSAV (Medecine zoologique), P.Loos,2 DVM, IPSAV (Medecine zoologique), J.Botman,2 DVM, L.Duroyaume,1 DVM and M.Huynh,1 DVM, DECZM (avian)


1 Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire Frégis, 94110 Arcueil, France

Faculté Vétérinaire de Liège, 4000 Liège, Belgique


Two injectable intramuscular protocols were tested in a group of 10 privately owned domestic doves (Streptotelia risoria) for endoscopic examination purpose….

…due to high variability of effect, dexmedetomidine ketamine and dexmedetomidine alfaxalone cannot be recommended as anesthetic protocols to perform minimally invasive approach.1-2


  1. Hornak S, Liptak T, Ledecky V, et al. A preliminary trial of the sedation induced by intranasal administration of midazolam alone or in combination with dexmedetomidine and reversal by atipamezole for a short-term immobilization in pigeons. Vet Anaesth Analg 2015;42:192-196
  2. Pignataro L, Fiszer de Plazas S. Epipregnanolone acts as a partial agonist on a common neurosteroid modulatory site of the GABA(A) receptor complex in avian CNS. Neurochem Res 1997;22:221-225.
  3. Acri JB1, Wong G, Lyon T, Witkin JM, Basile AS. Localization and pharmacological characterization of pigeon diazepam-insensitive GABAA receptors. 1997 Mar;77(2):371-8.
  4. Cecherelli R. Clinical aspect of Use of alfaxalone in seagulls. Internation Conference on Avian, Reptile and Exotic Mammals Conference 2015.
  5. Villaverde-Morcillo S, Benito J, Garcia-Sanchez R, et al. Comparison of isoflurane and alfaxalone (Alfaxan) for the induction of anesthesia in flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus) undergoing orthopedic surgery. J Zoo Wildl Med 2014;45:361-366.


Additional Information for Full Paper Submissions

  • Full manuscripts should be limited to 10 pages in length (including tables, figures, and references).
  • An abstract (250 words or less) should be provided at the beginning of the manuscript.