Funding for this research was provided by:
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB10002480)
EU (EU FOOD-CT-200X-023025: DELIVER)
Received: 22 March 2018
Accepted: 13 June 2018
First Online: 26 June 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The provision of faecal samples from sheep, by farmers, did not require consent as samples were sent to University of Liverpool for routine diagnostics. All applicable institutional, national and international guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed. Experimental infection in sheep was conducted under Home Office Licence PPL 40/3621 in accordance with Animal Scientific Procedures Act 1986 and ethical approval for the study was provided by the University of Liverpool Committee on Research Ethics.
: Not applicable.
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