Received: 11 December 2017
Accepted: 9 April 2018
First Online: 17 April 2018
: Dogs included in this study were apparently healthy, with the exception that some dogs had an abnormal fecal consistency. Details about the characteristics of these dogs and ethics approval of the study have been previously published [CitationRef removed]. The breeders’ consent was obtained prior to enrollment of dogs and fecal sample collection.
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