About the Authors

Erkihun Aklilu

erkihun@umk.edu.my

Affiliations Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Zunita Zakaria

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

Latiffah Hassan

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

Chen Hui Cheng

Affiliation Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA ZZ. Performed the experiments: EA. Analyzed the data: EA ZZ LH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZZ. Wrote the paper: EA. Arranged and facilitated sample collection: CHC.