About the Authors

Srivishnupriya Anbalagan

Affiliation Newport Laboratories, Inc., Worthington, Minnesota, United States of America

Richard A. Hesse

Affiliation Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Ben M. Hause

bhause@newportlabs.com

Affiliation Newport Laboratories, Inc., Worthington, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interest. B.M.H. and S.A. are employed by Newport Laboratories, a for-profit organization that offers diagnostic testing and produces vaccines for the livestock industries, the funder for this study. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BMH SA RAH. Performed the experiments: SA. Analyzed the data: SA BMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SA BMH RAH. Wrote the paper: SA BMH.