Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-05-06
Received: 16 January 2020
Accepted: 27 April 2020
First Online: 6 May 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: We obtained verbal informed consent from the owners of animals to collect the faecal samples.
: Not applicable.
: The Mini-FLOTAC technique was developed and is patented by GC, but the patent has been handed over to the University of Naples Federico II. GC is the current patent holder of the Mini-FLOTAC and Fill-FLOTAC and had no role in the preparation and submission of the protocols reported or the design and implementation of ongoing and future studies. To obtain Mini-FLOTAC or Fill-FLOTAC devices, a contribution is required that is used only to cover costs of production and packaging, and to contribute to the ongoing FLOTAC research. The remaining authors (AA, AB, LR, EC and MPM) declare that they have no competing interests.