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Efficacy of porcine parvovirus vaccines
  1. KR Edwards,
  2. MA Emmerson,
  3. PR Luff,
  4. DE Wells,
  5. JC Muskett,
  6. AE Wrathall,
  7. C Richardson,
  8. BN Parker and
  9. DH Thornton


Three inactivated porcine parvovirus vaccines were tested for efficacy in 66 susceptible gilts. The gilts were challenged with virulent virus on the 40th day of gestation. All the vaccines provided excellent protection against fetal mortality despite insignificant serological responses to one of them. Good protection was obtained with two of the vaccines even when the dose was substantially reduced. Unvaccinated controls had very few viable fetuses.

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