About the Authors

Erin T. Bell

belle@unimelb.edu.au

Affiliation Translational Research and Animal Clinical Trial Study (TRACTS) Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jan S. Suchodolski

Affiliation Gastrointestinal Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Anitha Isaiah

Affiliation Gastrointestinal Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Linda M. Fleeman

Affiliation Animal Diabetes Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Audrey K. Cook

Affiliation Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Jörg M. Steiner

Affiliation Gastrointestinal Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

Caroline S. Mansfield

Affiliation Translational Research and Animal Clinical Trial Study (TRACTS) Group, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Competing Interests

One of the authors (LM Fleeman) is the owner of Animal Diabetes Australia, however this does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ETB JSS AKC JMS CSM. Performed the experiments: AI JSS JMS. Analyzed the data: ETB AI JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JSS LMF JMS. Wrote the paper: ETB JSS LMF JMS CSM.