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The proceedings of the ISEET 2016 Conference will be available in a special issue of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.


When submitting an abstracts the authors must indicate ONE OR TWO categories in which this abstract can be considered. The topics are:

  • Embryo Collection
  • Ovum Pick-Up
  • Oocyte Maturation
  • Fertilization (in vivo and in vitro)
  • Embryo Culture
  • Embryo Transfer
  • Early Embryonic Development (in vitro and in vivo)
  • Early Embryonic Loss
  • Cooled Embryo and Oocyte Storage
  • Embryo and Oocyte Cryopreservation
  • Embryo Sexing, PGD
  • Recipient Mare Management and Fertility (synchronization, induction of cyclicity, selection)
  • Cloning
  • Epigenetic
  • Aspects determining the Quality of the Offspring produced by ET, ICSI, IVF or Cloning

Deadline = March 31st, 2016

Deadline for Submission: March 31st, 2016.

Deadline for Communicating of Selection: The decision of the scientific committee will be communicated no later than April 30th.

Agreement: It is understood that by submitting an abstract, the corresponding author agrees that if the abstract is accepted one of the authors will attend the meeting and present the abstract. Each presenting author can only present one abstract but authors can submit up to two abstracts as first author. It both abstracts are accepted for oral presentation, then two different authors will have to present one abstract each.

Access to the Conference: Priority will be given to authors of accepted abstracts. Attendance is limited and priority will be given to (1) authors of abstracts selected for oral presentation (free full registration); (2) authors of abstracts selected for poster presentation (reduced registration fee), and (3) delegates that did not submit an abstract or whose abstract was not selected. Delegates are encouraged to register before submission of their abstract to ensure their participation in the conference. Registration fees will be adjusted based on the status of the abstract.

Format and Submission

How to Submit: Abstracts must be submitted by email, preferably both as a PDF and a Word-compatible document, and the full last name of the corresponding author must be indicated in the "Subject line". The files should also be named beginning with the last name of the corresponding author. The email and attached files should be sent to The abstract should be entirely single spaced, aligned left with no justification, in Times Roman. See "Abstract Guidelines" below and/or refer to the author guidelines for the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science.

Review Process: All abstracts will be reviewed by the Symposium Scientific Committee. The decision of the Committee will be final. Accepted abstracts will be assigned to either standard oral presentation (12 min plus 3 min questions) or poster presentations. If possible, selected abstracts will be grouped and discussed during workshop sessions.

Proceedings: All accepted abstracts will be included in a dedicated issue of the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science that will be made available to delegates at the conference.

Guidelines for Abstract Preparation: Abstracts should be written in English and should not exceed 500 words (title, author names, affiliation and references not included).

Files must be named with the full last name of the corresponding author at the beginning of the file name.

The style should follow the requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals, also known as the Vancouver Style. In addition, authors are requested to adhere to the following guidelines:

Line 1: Title (bold and flush left)

Line 2: Name(s) of Author(s) (flush left). Superscript 1, 2 etc. for address(es) of each author. Name of presenting author in bold. No skipped lines or line breaks.

Line 3: Dept., Institution, City, State/Prov., Country Code, Postal Code, for each author, in sequence. (flush left, no breaks or line indents).

Line 4. Email address of corresponding author (flush left).

Skip one line before body of text.

Text. Flush left, no tabs, no indents, no breaks or line breaks, one blank line between paragraphs. No other blank lines are permitted.

Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Other abbreviations must be defined by placing them in parenthesis after the full word the first time they appear. Avoid abbreviations in the title. Vague statements such as "A...will be discussed" should be avoided. Statements of the basic methods and quantitative statements of results must be included. Tables with explanatory titles should be MS Word format Tables of 8-9 data cells flush left, with no other formatting. Figures should be inserted in the MS Word document but preferably placed at the end of the document, after references, flush left, with no other formatting.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations. Please clearly indicate the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelled. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that the e-mail address is given and that contact details are kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a "Present address" (or "Permanent address") may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.


A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.


Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, "and", "of"). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.


Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).


Follow internationally accepted rules and conventions: use the international system of units (SI). If other units are mentioned, please give their equivalent in SI.


Authors and Editors are, by general agreement, obliged to accept the rules governing biological nomenclature, as laid down in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, the International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria, and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Virologists should consult the latest Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses for proper nomenclature and spelling.
All biotica (crops, plants, insects, birds, mammals, etc.) should be identified by their scientific names when the English term is first used, with the exception of common domestic animals.
All biocides and other organic compounds must be identified by their Geneva names when first used in the text. Active ingredients of all formulations should be likewise identified.
For chemical nomenclature, the conventions of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry and the official recommendations of the IUPAC-IUB Combined Commission on Biochemical Nomenclature should be followed.


Give the meaning of all symbols immediately after the equation in which they are first used.
For simple fractions use the solidus (/) instead of a horizontal line.
Equations should be numbered serially at the right-hand side in parentheses. In general only equations explicitly referred to in the text need be numbered.
The use of fractional powers instead of root signs is recommended. Powers of e are often more conveniently denoted by exp.
In chemical formulae, valence of ions should be given as, e.g. Ca2+ , not as Ca++.
Isotope numbers should precede the symbols, e.g. 18O.
The repeated writing of chemical formulae in the text is to be avoided where reasonably possible; instead, the name of the compound should be given in full. Exceptions may be made in the case of a very long name occurring very frequently or in the case of a compound being described as the end product of a gravimetric determination (e.g. phosphate as P2O5).


Footnotes should be used sparingly. Number them consecutively throughout the article. Many word processors can build footnotes into the text, and this feature may be used. Otherwise, please indicate the position of footnotes in the text and list the footnotes themselves separately at the end of the article. Do not include footnotes in the Reference list.


Please submit tables as editable text and not as images. Tables can be placed either next to the relevant text in the article, or on separate page(s) at the end. Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text and place any table notes below the table body. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in them do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article. Please avoid using vertical rules.


Citation in text

Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either "Unpublished results" or "Personal communication". Citation of a reference as "in press" implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Web references

As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References in a special issue

Please ensure that the words "this issue" are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference style

Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] Papa FO, Melo CM, Monteiro GA, Papa PM, Guasti PN, Maziero RRD, et al. Equine perineal and vulvar conformation correction using a modification of Pouret's technique. J Equine Vet Sci 2014;34:45964.
Reference to a book:
[2] Strunk Jr W, White EB. The elements of style. 4th ed. New York: Longman; 2000.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] Mettam GR, Adams LB. How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In: Jones BS, Smith RZ, editors. Introduction to the electronic age, New York: E-Publishing Inc; 2009, p. 281304.
Note shortened form for last page number. e.g., 519, and that for more than 6 authors the first 6 should be listed followed by "et al." For further details you are referred to "Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts submitted to Biomedical Journals" (J Am Med Assoc 1997;277:92734) (see also

Journal Abbreviations Source

Journal names should be abbreviated according to the List of Title Word Abbreviations:

Sample Abstract

Success with reproduction research in horses

Author, A1. and Co-Author, B2.

1School of Science, National University, State Street, Center City, Home State, Brazil 123, and 2School of Animal Medicine, University of State, Center Street, Other State, USA 123.

Skip one line after author affiliations and email. Here is the text of the manuscript where you should describe objectives of the study, the materials and methods, the results and a brief discussion of the findings.

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