Funding for this research was provided by:
Merial Animal Health
Received: 1 December 2017
Accepted: 25 March 2018
First Online: 4 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in compliance with the national animal welfare regulations. The applied diagnostic veterinary procedures are not within the context of relevant EU legislation for animal experimentations (Directive 86/609/EC) and may be performed in order to diagnose animal diseases and improve animal welfare. No suffering was caused during sample collection. Consent was obtained from owners or registered veterinarians (private, public or municipality, depending on the case).
: Not applicable.
: FB is an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, but the survey was purely epizootiological without any product use. The other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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