About the Authors

Martin J. Schmidt

Martin.J.Schmidt@vetmed.uni-giessen.de

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Steffi Laubner

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Malgorzata Kolecka

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Klaus Failing

Affiliation Unit for Biomathematics and Data Processing, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Justus Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Andreas Moritz

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Martin Kramer

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Nele Ondreka

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Clinic for Small Animals, Justus-Liebig-University-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MJS NO M. Kolecka. Performed the experiments: NO SL M. Kolecka. Analyzed the data: KF MJS SL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MJS M. Kramer. Wrote the paper: MJS AM NO.