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1 April 1990 Vaccination of Free-Ranging Pennsylvania Raccoons (Procyon lotor) with Inactivated Rabies Vaccine
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Thirty-nine free-ranging raccoons (Procyon lotor) in an endemic rabies area of Pennsylvania (USA) were vaccinated with a single intramuscular inoculation of commercial inactivated rabies virus vaccine, 17 June to 23 August 1987. Paired serum samples, pre- and postvaccination, were obtained from eight raccoons and were analyzed in vitro for rabies virus neutralizing antibody using a modified rapid fluorescent focus inhibition test. Seven of eight (88%) recaptured raccoons demonstrated seroconversion within 15 to 26 days of vaccination. At 1 yr postvaccination, three vaccinated raccoons were recaptured and challenged in captivity with street rabies virus, resulting in the death of two of three vaccinates and five of five unvaccinated control raccoons.

Brown and Rupprecht: Vaccination of Free-Ranging Pennsylvania Raccoons (Procyon lotor) with Inactivated Rabies Vaccine
Clifford L. Brown and Charles E. Rupprecht "Vaccination of Free-Ranging Pennsylvania Raccoons (Procyon lotor) with Inactivated Rabies Vaccine," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 26(2), 253-257, (1 April 1990). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-26.2.253
Received: 18 September 1989; Published: 1 April 1990
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