About the Authors

Mitchell V. Palmer

Contributed equally to this work with: Mitchell V. Palmer, Tyler C. Thacker, W. Ray Waters

mitchell.palmer@ars.usda.gov

Affiliation Infectious Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Tyler C. Thacker

Contributed equally to this work with: Mitchell V. Palmer, Tyler C. Thacker, W. Ray Waters

Affiliation Infectious Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

W. Ray Waters

Contributed equally to this work with: Mitchell V. Palmer, Tyler C. Thacker, W. Ray Waters

Affiliation Infectious Bacterial Diseases of Livestock Unit, National Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: MVP TCT WRW. Formal analysis: MVP TCT. Funding acquisition: MVP. Investigation: MVP. Methodology: MVP TCT WRW. Project administration: MVP. Resources: MVP TCT WRW. Supervision: MVP. Validation: MVP TCT WRW. Visualization: MVP. Writing – original draft: MVP. Writing – review & editing: MVP TCT WRW.