Received: 16 August 2018
Accepted: 5 December 2018
First Online: 1 February 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The present study complied with Good Clinical Practice (VICH GL9 GCP). The Italian Ministry of Health approved both protocol and procedures (authorization no. 0006088-10/03/2015-DGSAF-COD_UO- P). Animals were enrolled in the study after their owners signed an informed consent form.
: Not applicable.
: MP and BS are employees of Bayer Animal Health GmbH, which funded the study. GG, EB, CB, GC, GD, GC, FDT and DO declare that they have no competing interests.
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