Optimization of foot-and-mouth disease vaccination protocols by surveillance of neutralization antibodies.

Abstract

An appropriate immunization program for pigs in a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) endemic area was proposed based on data analysis obtained from serological surveillance in Taiwan, after an intensive vaccination program. To provide an adequate passive immunity for piglets, gilts that have completed two basic vaccinations must be boosted once before breeding. To achieve an efficient response to the FMD vaccine for piglets born to well vaccinated sows, vaccination need to be delayed until 10-12 weeks of ages for the first immunization, followed by a boost 4 weeks later.

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@article{Chung2002OptimizationOF, title={Optimization of foot-and-mouth disease vaccination protocols by surveillance of neutralization antibodies.}, author={W B Chung and Pao C Liao and S P Chen and Pan-Chyr Yang and Y L Lin and Ming Hwa Jong and Tony W.H. Sheu}, journal={Vaccine}, year={2002}, volume={20 21-22}, pages={2665-70} }