Comparison of the detection and quantification of rabies antibodies in canine sera
A. Ondrejková, J. Suli, R. Ondrejka, Z. Beníšek, R. Franka, Š. Švrček, M. Maďar, A. Bugarskýhttps://doi.org/10.17221/5827-VETMEDCitation:Ondrejková A., Suli J., Ondrejka R., Beníšek Z., Franka R., Švrček Š., Maďar M., Bugarský A. (2002): Comparison of the detection and quantification of rabies antibodies in canine sera. Veterinarni Medicina, 47: 218-221.
Rabies antibodies in canine sera were detected and quantified by methods: virus neutralisation test on mice (VNT), rapid fluorescence focus inhibition test (RFFIT), and fluorescent antibody virus neutralisation (FAVN). The results of rabies antibodies levels in non-vaccinated dogs obtained by all three methods were in correlation. The comparison of rabies antibody titres determined in vaccinated dogs using VNT and FAVN methods showed 86.6% correspondence, while those obtained by RFFIT and FAVN methods corresponded in almost 95% of cases.Keywords:
rabies antibodies; detection; RFFIT; FAVN test