Funding for this research was provided by:
the funding from the Open Project Program of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Zoonosis (R1507)
A Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD)
the University Graduate Scientific Research Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (CXLX_1431)
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Received: 18 May 2018
Accepted: 17 January 2019
First Online: 30 January 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University (Approval ID: SYXK [Su] 2012–0029). Animal care and procedures were handled strictly according to the Animal Ethics Procedures and Guidelines of the People’s Republic of China. Humane endpoints were used in animal experiments, and animals were sacrificed under deep anesthesia with sodium pentobarbital (200 mg/kg body weight) when necessary. All efforts were made to minimize animal suffering.
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