Funding for this research was provided by:
Italian Ministry of Health (projects IZS PLV 06/09 RC and IZS PLV 10/14 RC)
Received: 20 September 2018
Accepted: 25 June 2019
First Online: 6 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Not applicable, according to the Italian Decree n. 26 (04/03/2014), Art. 2. Animals included in the study were privately-owned and belonged to commercial herds. Samples were collected with the consent of the farmers who asked for CAEV serology in order to know the status of their herds. For the study only an additional EDTA blood sample was necessary. The animals continued to belong to the farmers and were managed by them for commercial purposes, given that no follow up after the sampling was necessary for the study.
: Not applicable.
: The Authors declare that they have no competing interests.