Funding for this research was provided by:
Received: 30 April 2020
Accepted: 28 October 2020
First Online: 10 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This experiment was approved by the Ethics and Welfare Committee of the Uludag University of Bursa – Turkey (approval No. 2018–05 / 02). A signed informed consent was obtained from all owners.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Zeki YILMAZ (Prof. Dr., corresponding author for this study) is listed as an associate editor in clinical pathology section of this journal (BMC Vet Res). One of the co-authors, Jose J. Ceron is a member of the editorial board (section editor) of this journal.