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1 July 1993 Further Studies on the Susceptibility of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) to a Rabies Virus of Skunk Origin and Comparative Susceptibility of Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
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Two raccoons (Procyon lotor) were inoculated in the masseter muscles with 1059 mouse intracerebral lethal dose50 (MICLD50) of a rabies virus isolated from a naturally infected Iowa (USA) striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis). Five striped skunks were inoculated with either 1007 or 1021 MICLD50 of the same isolate. All five skunks died within 35 days following inoculation. Both raccoons survived 273 days without adverse effects, and virus was not isolated from saliva samples taken at between 25 and 273 days following inoculation.

Hill, Smith, Beran, and Beard: Further Studies on the Susceptibility of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) to a Rabies Virus of Skunk Origin and Comparative Susceptibility of Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
Richard E. Hill Jr., Kirk E. Smith, George W. Beran, and Paul D. Beard "Further Studies on the Susceptibility of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) to a Rabies Virus of Skunk Origin and Comparative Susceptibility of Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 29(3), 475-477, (1 July 1993). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-29.3.475
Received: 5 September 1991; Published: 1 July 1993
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