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1 April 2014 Experimental Oral Immunization of Ferret Badgers (Melogale moschata) with a Recombinant Canine Adenovirus Vaccine CAV-2-E3Δ-RGP and an Attenuated Rabies Virus SRV9
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Ferret badgers (Melogale moschata) are a major reservoir of rabies virus in southeastern China. Oral immunization has been shown to be a practical method for wildlife rabies management in Europe and North America. Two groups of 20 ferret badgers were given a single oral dose of a recombinant canine adenovirus-rabies vaccine, CAV-2-E3Δ-RGP, or an experimental attenuated rabies virus vaccine, SRV9. At 21 days, all ferret badgers had seroconverted, with serum virus-neutralizing antibodies ranging from 0.1 to 4.5 IU/mL. Titers were >0.50 IU/mL (an acceptable level) in 17/20 and 16/20 animals receiving CAV-2-E3Δ-RGP or SRV9, respectively. The serologic results indicate that the recombinant CAV-2-E3Δ-RGP is at least as effective as the attenuated rabies virus vaccine. Both may be considered for additional research as oral rabies vaccine candidates for ferret badgers.

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Jinghui Zhao, Ye Liu, Shoufeng Zhang, Lijun Fang, Fei Zhang, and Rongliang Hu "Experimental Oral Immunization of Ferret Badgers (Melogale moschata) with a Recombinant Canine Adenovirus Vaccine CAV-2-E3Δ-RGP and an Attenuated Rabies Virus SRV9," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2), (1 April 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-01-020
Received: 26 January 2013; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 1 April 2014
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