Development and field application of a new combined vaccine against Peste des Petits Ruminants and Sheep Pox
Fakri F, Ghzal F, Daouam S, Elarkam A, Douieb L, Tadlaoui K, Fassi-Fihri and Elharrak M
A combined vaccine against Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and Sheep/Goat Pox (SGP) was developed and applied in the field, using a new association of vaccine strains: PPR Nigeria 75 strain with a titre of 10 4.1 TCID50 and Sheep Pox Romania strain with a titre of 10 4.0 TCID50. Safety and efficacy were evaluated on goats and sheep in comparison with monovalent PPR and SGP vaccines. Goats were challenged by PPR virulent strain and sheep by SP virulent strain. The result shows that the combined PPR/SGP vaccine confers a good protection against both PPR and SGP infection with no significant difference with monovalent vaccines. The combined vaccine was used in the field on sheep flocks and good sero-conversion was detected for both diseases as soon as 14 days post vaccination. 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Disease: SPV+ PPR
Published: Nov 25, 2015