Funding for this research was provided by:
National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFD0500800)
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31402150)
Key Program of Science and Technology Planning of Guangdong Province (2017B020202010)
the Agricultural Science & Technology Independent Innovation Fund of Jiangsu Province (CX(15)1065)
the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Y0201600146)
the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions
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Received: 19 April 2018
Accepted: 20 August 2018
First Online: 17 September 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was performed in accordance with the recommendations in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals of the Ministry of Health, China. The protocol of the current study was reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee of Nanjing Agricultural University (approval no. SYXK 2017–0007). Written informed consent to use 328 clinical serum samples, which were collected from a chicken farm, were obtained from the owner of the animals. All efforts were made to minimize animal suffering during sample collection.
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