Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (31601925)
China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (2016T90954)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-12-01
Received: 12 June 2018
Accepted: 22 October 2018
First Online: 4 December 2018
: Dairy goats were maintained in accordance with Proclamation No. 5 of the Ministry of Agriculture, China. The sample collection protocol was approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Ethics Committee of Northwest A&F University and performed in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Experimental Animals’ of the Ministry of Science and Technology (Beijing, China). This study was approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Ethics Committee of Northwest A&F University.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.