Inactivated bluetongue virus vaccine in lambs: Differential serological responses related to breed

L. J. Berry, Bennie Osburn, Jeffrey L Stott, Thomas B Farver, B. Heron, W. Patton

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A mixed breed flock of lambs, consisting of Suffolks, Hampshires, Columbias and Finnish breeds, were vaccinated with binary ethylenimine inactivated bluetongue virus (BTV) serotypes 11, 17 and a mixture of 11 and 17 in aluminum hydroxide. Agar gel precipitin antibodies were used as an indicator of immunity. Sero-conversion of Hampshires and Suffolk lambs was poor at 43% as compared to 84% in the Columbia and Finn lambs. These results indicate a breed difference in immunological response to inactivated BTV vaccine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalVeterinary Research Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1981


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