Received: 26 January 2019
Accepted: 29 October 2019
First Online: 27 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was done on milk and uterine swabs samples collected from cows, so there have no ethical issue in this work. The research was confirmed by the Moral Assembly of Research of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahrekord Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord, Iran (Approval No 201910104). Verification of this research project and the licenses related to sampling process were approved by the Prof. Hassan Momtaz (Approval Ref Number 251216892). All mastitic milk and also uterine swab samples were collected from postpartum cows with clinical mastitis and metritis who referred to the Veterinary hospital of the Islamic Azad University, Shahrekord Branch, Shahrekord, Southwest Iran. Written informed consents were taken from owners of all animals included in the study. Additionally, all ethical measures were taken to reduce animal pain during sampling. The results obtained from this study were only available to animal owners. Additionally, all criteria regarding inclusion and exclusion of their animals were explained for owners.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.