Comparative study of rabies antibody titers of dogs vaccinated in Finland and imported street dogs vaccinated abroad

Show full item record



Permalink

http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300146

Citation

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica. 2019 Mar 14;61(1):15

Title: Comparative study of rabies antibody titers of dogs vaccinated in Finland and imported street dogs vaccinated abroad
Author: Kaila, Marianne; Marjoniemi, Jasmine; Nokireki, Tiina
Publisher: BioMed Central
Date: 2019-03-14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/300146
Abstract: Abstract Seventy-two canine serum samples were analyzed for post-vaccination serum titers of rabies antibodies. The samples were divided into two groups: Group 1 dogs (n = 36) were imported dogs from the Russian Federation (n = 31) or Romania (n = 5), with a mean serum antibody titer value of 1.54 IU/mL. Group 2 dogs (n = 36) were Finnish dogs vaccinated in Finland, with a mean titer of 4.19 IU/mL. Altogether, 14 (39%) dogs (CI 95% 23–56) were without detectable antibodies (≤ 0.1 IU/mL) in Group 1, whereas in Group 2, all dogs had an antibody titer greater than 0.1 IU/mL. A statistically significant difference was observed between these groups when comparing the proportions of dogs with antibody levels less than or exceeding 0.5 IU/mL. In Group 1, 19 out of the 36 dogs (CI 95% 36–70) had serum titer values < 0.5 IU/mL, while in Group 2, only 2 dogs had serum titer values < 0.5 IU/mL. Despite the small sample size, this raises concern over the imported dogs having insufficient antibody levels required for international travel and implies that these dogs had perhaps not been vaccinated, even though they had documentation of vaccination upon arrival.
Subject: Antibody
Canine distemper
Import
Prophylaxis
Rabies
Street dogs
Vaccination


Files in this item

Total number of downloads: Loading...

Files Size Format View
13028_2019_Article_450.pdf 659.3Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record