Efficacy of commercial vaccines for protecting guinea pigs against Bordetella bronchiseptica pneumonia.

@article{Matherne1987EfficacyOC,
  title={Efficacy of commercial vaccines for protecting guinea pigs against Bordetella bronchiseptica pneumonia.},
  author={C M Matherne and Earl K. Steffen and Joseph E. Wagner},
  journal={Laboratory animal science},
  year={1987},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={191-4}
}
Autogenous bacterins are recommended to protect guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) against pneumonia due to Bordetella bronchiseptica. Bordetella vaccines are available commercially for several other animal species. The substantial antigenic cross-reactivity among Bordetella isolates from various animal species suggests that immunity resulting from use of these vaccines might protect guinea pigs. Groups of ten individually housed Hartley guinea pigs from a colony free of Bordetella were vaccinated… CONTINUE READING