Received: 10 May 2019
Accepted: 29 April 2020
First Online: 6 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The blood was collected from canine blood donors during routine annual health program evaluation, and owners gave written consent for the use of excess blood after routine testing in further studies. The study was conducted in accordance with European legislation (2010/63/EU) and the project underwent ethical review and was given approval number OPBA_26/2018 by the University of Milan Animal Welfare Bioethical Committee.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.