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Temporal assessment of seroconversion in response to inactivated foot-and-mouth disease vaccine in Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx)
  1. C. P. Kilgallon, MVB, MSc, MRCVS1,
  2. T. A. Bailey, BSc, BVSc, MSc, PhD, DipECAMS, CertZooMed, MRCVS1,
  3. D. O'Donovan, DipHEd, BSc, MSc, CBiol, MIBiol2,
  4. U. Wernery, DVM, PhD3 and
  5. S. Alexandersen, DVM, PhD, DVSc, FRCPath, MRCVS4
  1. 1 Dubai Falcon Hospital, PO Box 23919, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  2. 2 Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre, PO Box 27875, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  3. 3 Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, PO Box 597, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  4. 4 Institute for Food and Veterinary Research, Exotic Virus Experimental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Virology, Lindholm, DK-4771, Kalvehave, Denmark
  1. Mr Kilgallon's present address is San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92112, USA


Ten male Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) were vaccinated with a commercially available standard aqueous foot-and-mouth-disease vaccine containing aluminium hydroxide as an adjuvant, and their antibody titres against serotypes O and A were measured using solid-phase blocking elisa and the virus neutralisation test. Mean elisa antibody titres greater than 1·45 log10 were recorded for serotype A, but low elisa titres were recorded for serotype 0; low titres were recorded by vnt for both serotypes.

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