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The European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) monograph on Swine Erysipelas Vaccine (inactivated) (Ph. Eur., 1997) requires the potency of each batch to be demonstrated in a mouse protection test. In this parallel-line bioassay, mice are challenged with a virulent strain of Erysipelothrix (E.) rhusiopathiae after immunisation with different doses of either the(More)
After immunization of four calves with a live modified Mycobacterium paratuberculosis vaccine the course of the humoral and cell mediated immune reactions was studied during a 2-year clinical investigation. Furthermore, the possibility of shedding of the vaccine strain and the influence of the vaccination on the tuberculin skin test was determined. In(More)
Three chronically paratuberculosis infected herds were tested for six years twice a year (intradermal Johnin test, antibody ELISA (IDEXX Corp.), microbial culture) according to a sanitary program. Culling of shedding animals and vaccination of calves with NEOPARASEC (Merial Corp.) were part of the program. In course of experiment, 1015 samples of 228 non(More)
In a field trial, the development of antibodies of a combined vaccine against the porcine parvovirus (PPV) as well as against swine erysipelas was compared with corresponding mono vaccines. Furthermore, these vaccines were used in different vaccination schedules. The tests were carried out on 109 gilts in three closed farms. In all gilts, a basic(More)
Inactivated erysipelas vaccines are widely used to protect pigs against erysipelas disease caused by the bacterium Erysipelothrix (E.) rhusiopathiae. Quality control tests for this vaccine are laid down in the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur.) Monograph No. 64. A laboratory animal model using a vaccination-challenge procedure is currently required as batch(More)
Both European Pharmacopoeia Monograph 01/2008:0447 "Canine Leptospirosis vaccine (inactivated)" and the more recent Monograph 01/2008:1939 "Bovine Leptospirosis vaccine (inactivated)" explicitly allow for a sero-response test to assess batch potency. Test setup and requirements for in vivo and in vitro validation are described. Furthermore, the two main(More)
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