Funding for this research was provided by:
National Institutes of Health (1T32GM133366, T32OD011130)
North Carolina State University Comparative Medicine Institute
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Companion Animal Fund
Received: 26 April 2022
Accepted: 14 September 2022
First Online: 31 October 2022
: This study was approved by the North Carolina State University IACUC (Protocol #19-003).
: Not applicable.
: In conjunction with Sushama Sontakke and North Carolina State University, Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM holds US Patent No. 7,115,385: “Media and Methods for Cultivation of Microorganisms,” issued 3 October 2006. He is a co-founder, shareholder, and Chief Scientific Officer for Galaxy Diagnostics, a company that provides advanced diagnostic testing for the detection of <i>Bartonella</i> species infections. Ricardo Maggi is the Chief Technical Officer, share-holder and co-founder of Galaxy Diagnostics. All other authors declare no potential competing interests.