About the Authors

Ashutosh Verma

ashutosh.verma@uky.edu

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Pawan Kumar

Address Current address: Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Histology, College of Veterinary Sciences, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India

Affiliation Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Kelly Babb

Address Current address: Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

John F. Timoney

Affiliation Gluck Equine Research Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Brian Stevenson

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AV JFT BS. Performed the experiments: AV PK KB. Analyzed the data: AV PK KB JFT BS. Wrote the paper: AV.