Funding for this research was provided by:
Wyoming State Agriculture Producer Research Grant (N/A)
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (1008761)
Received: 24 March 2019
Accepted: 4 July 2019
First Online: 15 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The University of Wyoming Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved the study and sampling method (protocol #200150622KS00178–01). Permission to enter property and collect blood samples was obtained from the 18 operations prior to sample collection, and sampling dates were chosen based on accessibility of sheep between August 2015 and May 2016. The University of Wyoming’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved the “2015-2016 Sheep Brucellosis Survey” questionnaire. Following blood sample collection, the survey was mailed to the 18 participating operations. While the survey was voluntary, consent to the survey was implied if the completed survey was returned to us.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.