Immune response and protection in raccoons (Procyon lotor) following consumption of baits containing ONRAB®, a human adenovirus rabies glycoprotein recombinant vaccine.

@article{Brown2012ImmuneRA,
  title={Immune response and protection in raccoons (Procyon lotor) following consumption of baits containing ONRAB®, a human adenovirus rabies glycoprotein recombinant vaccine.},
  author={Laurie J. Brown and Rick C. Rosatte and Christine Fehlner-Gardiner and Julie Smith Taylor and J. Chris Davies and Dennis Donovan},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={1010-20}
}
We investigated the immune response and protection conferred in raccoons (Procyon lotor) following consumption of ONRAB(®) oral rabies vaccine baits. Forty-two wild-caught, captive raccoons were each offered an ONRAB vaccine bait; 21 controls received no vaccine baits. Blood samples collected from all raccoons before treatment, and each week posttreatment for 16 wk, were assessed for the presence of rabies virus antibody. In the bait group, an individual was considered to have responded to… CONTINUE READING