About the Authors

Matthew G. Links

Affiliations Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Tim J. Dumonceaux

Affiliations Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Sean M. Hemmingsen

Affiliations National Research Council Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Janet E. Hill

Janet.Hill@usask.ca

Affiliation Department of Veterinary Microbiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MGL TJD SMH JEH. Performed the experiments: MGL JEH. Analyzed the data: MGL JEH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MGL TJD. Wrote the paper: MGL TJD SMH JEH.