Received: 1 December 2020
Accepted: 10 March 2021
First Online: 25 March 2021
: All experimental protocols were approved by the committee for ethics in biomedical research in Veterinary Faculty of Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran. Also, all methods were carried out in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations presented by Iran National Committee for Ethics in Biomedical Research. We obtained informed consent from the horse owners and riding horse clubs owners for using animals for sample collection by qualified persons.
: Not applicable.
: All authors declare that the authors have no competing interests as defined by BMC, or other interests that might be perceived to influence the results and/or discussion reported in this paper.