Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministero della Salute (IZS SI 02/18 RC)
Received: 18 January 2022
Accepted: 21 June 2022
First Online: 27 June 2022
: The study did not require the approval of an ethical committee since no direct intervention was done on animals. All plasma samples used were surplus material from the diagnostic tests during routine examination with no unnecessary invasive procedures, including parasitological confirmation of leishmaniasis. Oral informed consent was obtained from the owners of dogs at the time of clinical examination. After the examination, all dogs were returned to their owners.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests for the submission of this article.