Funding for this research was provided by:
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Inc.
Received: 5 September 2019
Accepted: 3 December 2019
First Online: 16 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures were approved by the Ethical Committee of the LAVES organization (Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety). In addition, this study was conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practices, VICH Guideline GL9, CVMP/VICH/595/98-Final; Directive 2001/82/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of the Community Code to Veterinary Medicinal Products (as amended in 2009), EMA/CVMP/IWP/594618/2010 and Ph. Eur. Monograph 0965.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare the following financial interests/personal relationships which may be considered as potential competing interests: Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Inc. sponsored the clinical trials reported in this publication through professional veterinary and research support. Dr. Beatriz Garcia Morante is an external researcher consultant.