Funding for this research was provided by:
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (445230-12)
DairyGen of Canada
China Scholarship Council-Université Laval (CSC-UL) joint scholarship (201606300006)
Received: 14 April 2020
Accepted: 29 October 2020
First Online: 16 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All samples were collected in compliance with the guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care. These guidelines are strictly followed by the local abattoir and L’Alliance Boviteq who provided all the tissues and samples. The study did not require handling animals on university premises.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no conflict of interests.