Funding for this research was provided by:
School of Veterinary Science, Shiraz University (96INT1M154630)
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Received: 6 June 2019
Accepted: 28 November 2019
First Online: 5 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Our study was submitted to and approved by Iranian animal ethics framework under the supervision of the Iranian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Shiraz University Research Council (IACUC no: 4687/63). It is confirmed that the informed consent, written, was obtained from the shelter. The recommendations of European Council Directive (2010/63/EU) of September 22, 2010, regarding the standards in the protection of animals used for experimental purposes, were also followed.
: Not applicable.
: We would like to confirm that there are no known conflicts of interest associated with this publication.