Duration of the protective immunity against erysipelas conferred by a new bivalent porcine parvovirus and E. Rhusiopathiae vaccine in sows

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Duration of the protective immunity against erysipelas conferred by a new bivalent porcine parvovirus and E. Rhusiopathiae vaccine in sows

The aim of this study was to determine the duration of the protective immunity elicited by a new inactivated Porcine Parvovirus and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae vaccine after challenge with pathogenic swine E. rhusiopathiae strains.

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Fontseca, M.; Muñoz, J.; Roca, M.; Camprodon, A.; March, R.; Sitjà, M.

Summary

The humoral immunity elicited by the E. rhusiopathiae fraction of the new vaccine lasts for at least 146 days after the primary vaccination. The revaccination increased antibody titres and allowed animals to manage the experimental infection, showing no fever and only sporadic skin lesions after challenge 143 days after boosting.

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