Funding for this research was provided by:
the Modern Cattle and Goat Industrial Technology System Program of Anhui Province
the Key Projects of Anhui Province University Outstanding Youth Talent Support Program (gxyqZD2016220)
the Key Discipline Construction Program of Anhui Science and Technology University (AKZDXK2015A04)
Received: 13 October 2017
Accepted: 23 January 2018
First Online: 17 February 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study protocol concerning the animals was processed in strict accordance with the recommendations approved by the Animal Care and Welfare Committee of Anhui Science and Technology University, Fengyang, China.
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