Received: 13 February 2021
Accepted: 5 August 2021
First Online: 25 August 2021
: The Research and Ethics Review Committee of Ambo University approved the experimental protocols. The study protocols complied with the guidelines of the Research and Ethical Review Committee of Ambo University and that of the guideline of the Animal Research Reporting for In Vivo Experiments. Blood samples were collected by the researchers (veterinarians) after getting informed consent from the owners of the dogs. All efforts were made to minimize animal suffering during sample collection. As an incentive, all dogs were vaccinated for rabies, and antiparasitic drugs were administered for control of internal and external parasites. Oral informed consent was obtained from all people who participated in the study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.