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Serologic and Immunologic Response of Wild Waterfowl Vaccinated with Attenuated Duck Plague Virus
- BUTTERFIELD, W. K., DARDIRI, A. H.
- Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 1969 v.5 no.2 pp. 99-102
- Anas platyrhynchos, Anatid herpesvirus 1, Branta canadensis, Larus argentatus, antibodies, ducks, geese, immunity, mortality, oral vaccination, vaccines, virulence, waterfowl, wildlife diseases
- Herring gulls, Canada geese, and mallard ducks were orally vaccinated with attenuated duck plague virus and challenge inoculated with virulent virus. Herring gulls were unfnected by either virus; they did not die or produce detectable antibodies. Geese did not produce antibody to attenuated virus and 11 of 12 died after immunity challenge. Mallard ducks were more resistant as 7 of 9 survived challenge inoculation with virulent virus. No correlation between mortality and antibody produced to attenuated virus vaccine could be observed.