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Competing Interests

The authors of this manuscript have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

John C Janicek is an employee of the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital, which, as a private practice hospital, is not a competing entity, nor is his employment there a conflict of interest, with the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory.

Author Contributions

Jennifer J Warnock performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Derek B Fox conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Aaron M Stoker performed the experiments, analyzed the data, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mark Beatty conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Mary K Cockrell performed the experiments, reviewed drafts of the paper.

John C Janicek contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

James L Cook conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Funding

This study was funded by the Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory of the University of Missouri. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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