About the Authors

Heather M. Stowe

hmstowe@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

Samantha M. Calcatera

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

Marcy A. Dimmick

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

John G. Andrae

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

Susan K. Duckett

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

Scott L. Pratt

Affiliation Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SLP SKD JGA MAD HMS. Performed the experiments: SLP SKD JGA MAD SMC HMS. Analyzed the data: HMS SLP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SLP SKD JGA. Wrote the paper: SLP SKD JGA MAD SMC HMS.