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1 October 2013 Oral Vaccination of Captive Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) against Rabies
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The small Indian mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus), a rabies reservoir species on several Islands in the Caribbean, was successfully immunized against rabies for the first time by offering animals a vaccine bait specifically designed for this small carnivore. The bait contained on average 0.6 mL of the genetically modified replication-competent rabies virus construct SPBN GASGAS (108.5 focus-forming units/mL). Three of four mongooses offered a bait developed an immune response above 0.5 IU/mL, but the response was less pronounced than in two animals offered the vaccine by direct oral instillation.
Wildlife Disease Association 2013
Ad Vos, Antje Kretzschmar, Steffen Ortmann, Ivana Lojkic, Christiane Habla, Thomas Müller, Christian Kaiser, Boris Hundt and Peter Schuster "Oral Vaccination of Captive Small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes auropunctatus) against Rabies," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 49(4), (1 October 2013). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-02-035
Received: 15 February 2013; Accepted: 1 March 2013; Published: 1 October 2013
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