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Evaluation of Antibody Titre of Dogs Vaccinated against Canine Distemper in Jos, Plateau State

  1. Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Vom, Plateau State, Nigeria
Version 1 : Received: 18 September 2016 / Approved: 20 September 2016 / Online: 20 September 2016 (10:14:26 CEST)

How to cite: Ikejiofor Ogbu, K. Evaluation of Antibody Titre of Dogs Vaccinated against Canine Distemper in Jos, Plateau State. Preprints 2016, 2016090066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0066.v1). Ikejiofor Ogbu, K. Evaluation of Antibody Titre of Dogs Vaccinated against Canine Distemper in Jos, Plateau State. Preprints 2016, 2016090066 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201609.0066.v1).

Abstract

Determination of antibody titre of dogs vaccinated against canine distemper in Jos North and South local Government Areas of Plateau State was carried out by collection of sera of vaccinated dogs and administration of well-structured questionnaires to dog owners. The samples collected were analyzed using the immune-blot ELISA Kit to determining the antibody titre (immunoglobulin G). It indicated that dogs vaccinated against the disease mounted adequate protective immunity. The result revealed that 54 (90.0%) of the sampled dogs have protective immunity, with those given more than one dose having higher level of protective antibody. Statistically, the result showed that the antibody titre did not differ significantly in relation to immunity and sex, breed, age and location but significant difference was seen in relation to number of primary vaccination. The result also revealed that those dogs that received booster doses (secondary vaccination) had more protective antibody. The study was aimed at evaluating the antibody titre of dogs vaccinated against canine distemper in Jos, Plateau State.

Subject Areas

antibody titre; vaccination; dog; canine distemper virus; Jos

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