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Ohlson, Karin (2006) Antikroppsstatus mot kattpest hos lejonen i Kolmårdens Djurpark. Other thesis, SLU.

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The lions at Kolmårdens zoo are vaccinated against Feline Panleukopenivirus (FPV). In 1994 there was an outbreak among the lions at the zoo of FPV disease. A retrospective study has been made to measure the antibodytiters in vaccinated lions and lions that lived during the outbreak. An ImmunoPeroxidase Monolayer Assay (IPMA) was used to analyze the titers in the sera from the lions. Lions were divided into five groups. Group 1, 2 and 3 contained lions vaccinated one, two and three times respectively (a total of 40 animals). The lions of Group 4 were born in 2004 (six lioncubs) and were vaccinated according to different regimes and the changes in antibodytiters were followed as respose to vaccination during the spring 2005. Group 5 consisted of twelve lions that were alive during disease outbreak 1994. The antibody response post vaccination was dependent on the age of the lion at time of vaccination. Lions younger than 23 w. when vaccinated mounted a lower antibody response than the ones that were older than 23 w. Lions that had been naturally infected had high titers, which still were high eight years after the outbreak. Lions tested as long as four years post vaccination still showed antibody titers towards FPV.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: kattpest, antikroppar, Kolmården, lejon
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. of Molecular Biosciences
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Karin Ohlson
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:37
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/837

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