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Efficacy of intradermal RHD vaccination using various adjuvants on fattening rabbits

Authors: Pagès-Manté, A.; Alfonoso, M.

The rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD), caused by a Calicivirus, occurs in an acute form in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) causing high mortality in nonprotected farms (90%).

None of the vaccinations tested affected the general health status of the animals. At a local level, the reactions were of no clinical significance. They were restricted to the mild traumatism caused by the intradermal inoculation. In spite of what was expected, the different adjuvants used did not cause severe local reactions probably because the vaccine was dispersed in 3 points.

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