Funding for this research was provided by:
Medical Research Council
Arthritis Research UK
Received: 29 March 2017
Accepted: 3 January 2018
First Online: 16 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Equine tendon samples were collected as a by-product of the agricultural industry. Specifically, the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986, Schedule 2, does not define collection from these sources as scientific procedures. Ethical approval was therefore not required for this study.
: Not applicable.
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