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1 October 1995 Antibody Response to Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Consuming Livers of Infected Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
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Six red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) were given oral doses of homogenized liver from rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) that died from rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease (RVHD) and four control foxes were given liver from uninfected rabbits. Antibodies to RVHD virus were monitored over 6 months. There was a pronounced antibody response 7 days after exposure which persisted to 14 days and then diminished. Low titers still were evident in three foxes at the end of the experiment. Based on these results, fox serum may be useful as an index of the prevalence of RVHD in sympatric rabbit populations.

Leighton, Artois, Capucci, Gavier-Widén, and Morisse: Antibody Response to Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Consuming Livers of Infected Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
Frederick A Leighton, Marc Artois, Lorenzo Capucci, Dolores Gavier-Widén, and Jean-Paul Morisse "Antibody Response to Rabbit Viral Hemorrhagic Disease Virus in Red Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) Consuming Livers of Infected Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31(4), 541-544, (1 October 1995). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-31.4.541
Received: 7 July 1994; Published: 1 October 1995
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