Funding for this research was provided by:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/1015655/1)
Received: 9 February 2019
Accepted: 6 September 2019
First Online: 18 September 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was ethically approved by the University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board (Veterinary Investigation number: 15/022) as well as the Royal Veterinary Collage’s Ethics and Welfare Committee (Veterinary Investigation number: 20141292). All procedures were performed in accordance with Cypriot legislation, which does not requires specific ethical approval from a local ethics committee [The Dogs LAW, N. 184 (I)/2002], following written and informed consent being obtained from all dog owners.
: Not applicable.
: CML, KP, JB and JSB work for IDEXX laboratories the manufacturer of SNAP® 4Dx Plus® test kit.