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Encephalitis in dogs associated with a batch of canine distemper (Rockborn) vaccine
  1. HJ Cornwell,
  2. H Thompson,
  3. IA McCandlish,
  4. L Macartney and
  5. AS Nash
  1. Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Glasgow Veterinary School, Bearsden.


During a period of seven months in 1982-83 cases of postvaccinal encephalitis were recorded in dogs in various parts of Britain after the administration of a particular batch of combined distemper/hepatitis vaccine. Detailed investigations of one of these cases revealed that the distemper component was responsible and the vaccine virus was recovered from the brain of an affected dog.

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