Funding for this research was provided by:
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health
Received: 5 May 2021
Accepted: 20 July 2021
First Online: 29 July 2021
: Animals were handled with regard for their well-being in compliance with the relevant BIAH Animal Care and Use/Ethics Committee approvals and were sampled following the approval of the Ethical Committee of the Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Bari, Italy (Prot. Uniba 12/20). The veterinarian responsible for all dogs located in the sheltered signed the informed consent before participating in the study.
: Not applicable.
: FB is employed by the commercial company Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health (France, Europe). The remaining authors have declared that no competing interests exist.