Funding for this research was provided by:
Mekelle University (Large Scale (MU/CVS/Large/001/2009))
Received: 9 March 2020
Accepted: 18 September 2020
First Online: 7 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study reviewed by Animal Ethics and Experimentation review process of the Research and Community Services Council Office of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle University, Ethiopia (CVM/EXAP-02/5 Feb 2018). Samples collected after getting verbal consent from willing owners. Considering the less invasive nature of the sampling procedure, verbal consent was enough and approved by the ethics review committee. Horses were restrained by their owners, thereafter; skilled veterinarian collected the blood sample.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.