Funding for this research was provided by:
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (2013/17136-2, 2012/13022-0, 2012/14681-7)
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (164284/2014)
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Received: 1 January 2018
Accepted: 9 July 2018
First Online: 17 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The Ethics Committee of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of São Paulo (protocols 2706/2012 and 2,406,140,614) approved all procedures involving animal manipulation in the current study. All clinical and laboratory procedures, including euthanasia of dogs presenting no response to treatment, were approved by the dog owners with a written consent.
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