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6. Assessment of immune response to a lyophilized peste-des-petitsruminants virus vaccine in three different breeds of goats - S. S. Begum, G. Mahato, P. Sharma, M. Hussain and A. Saleque

Veterinary World, 9(6): 568-571



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2016.568-571



S. S. Begum: Research Associate, ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang - 790 101, Arunachal Pradesh, India;

G. Mahato: Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara Campus, Guwahati - 781 022, Assam, India;

P. Sharma: Virologist, North East Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Khanapara, Guwahati - 781 022, Assam, India;

M. Hussain: Senior Technical Officer, ICAR-NRC on Yak, Dirang - 790 101, Arunachal Pradesh, India;

A. Saleque: Chief Scientist, Goat Research Station, Assam Agricultural University, Burnihat, Kamrup - 793 101, Assam, India;


Received: 13-02-2015, Accepted: 30-04-2016, Published online: 08-06-2016


Corresponding author: S. S. Begum, e-mail:

Citation: Begum SS, Mahato G, Sharma P, Hussain M, Saleque A (2016) Assessment of immune response to a lyophilized peste-des-petits-ruminants virus vaccine in three different breeds of goats, Veterinary World, 9(6): 568-571.

Aim: Immune response to a lyophilized peste-des-petits-ruminants virus (PPRV) vaccine was evaluated in three different breeds of goats.

Materials and Methods: Three breeds of goats consisting six number of animals in three groups, i.e., Group A (local Assam hill goat), Group B (cross-bred), and Group C (Beetal goats) were randomly selected for evaluating the immune response to a lyophilized PPRV vaccine.

Results: A higher rise in the overall mean serum antibody titer was observed in Group A (40.50±3.74) than in Group B (37.58±37.58) and Group C (35.90±3.29) during the study period.

Conclusion: Initially, a negative PPRV specific serum antibody titer was recorded in all the groups at 0th day of vaccination. Serum antibody titer in the vaccinated goats started rising gradually from the 14th day post vaccination. Later higher rise in the overall mean serum antibody titer in Group A (local Assam hill goat) lead to the conclusion that higher serum antibody titer in local non-descript breed might be due to their better adaptation to the environmental condition.

Keywords: goat, immune, peste-des-petits-ruminants, vaccine.

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