Funding for this research was provided by:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/1015655/1)
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Received: 15 November 2017
Accepted: 15 February 2018
First Online: 20 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was ethically approved by the University of Bristol’s Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Board (Veterinary Investigation number: 15/022) as well as the Royal Veterinary Collage’s Ethics and Welfare Committee (Veterinary Investigation number: 20141292). All procedures were performed in accordance with Cypriot legislation [The Dogs LAW, N. 184 (I)/2002] following written and informed consent being obtained from all dog owners.
: Not applicable.
: DM, ST, KP and CH work for the Diagnostic Laboratories, Langford Vets, University of Bristol. The Laboratories provide a range of commercial diagnostic services including PCR and qPCR testing for VBPs and ELISA testing for Leishmania spp. The remaining authors declare no conflict of interest.
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