Funding for this research was provided by:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/G530192/1)
The WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition
Received: 20 July 2017
Accepted: 7 February 2018
First Online: 26 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Approval to conduct the collections and analysis of salmonellae from canine faeces was granted by the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board. The use of archivedSalmonella entericaisolates cultured from human faecal samples during the period 1990–2010 was classified as suitable for self-certification by the Aston University Research Ethics Committee, as defined by the University Research Ethics Regulations.
: Not applicable.
: This research was funded through a Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) CASE studentship granted to Aston University and undertaken in collaboration with the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition (Mars Petcare). The BBSRC funded Aston University researchers Professor Anthony Hilton and the recipient of the BBSRC studentship, Preena Lowden. Corrin Wallis and Zoe Marshall-Jones represented industrial partner supervisors employed by Mars Petcare UK. Mars Petcare representatives were involved in the design of the study, data analysis and interpretation as well as in writing the manuscript. There are no products in development or marketed products to declare.
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