Product Type: Report, Pages In
Author(s): Wimsatt, J., D.E. Biggins, E.S. Williams, and V.M. Becerra
Wimsatt, J., D.E. Biggins, E.S. Williams, and V.M. Becerra. 2006. The quest for a safe and effective canine distemper virus vaccine for black-footed ferrets. In: J.E. Roelle, B.J. Miller, J.L. Godbey, and D.E. Biggins (eds.). Recovery of the black-footed ferret: Progress and continuing challenges. Proceedings of the Symposium on the status of the black-footed ferret and its habitat, Fort Collins, CO, Jan. 28-29, 2004. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5293. : U.S. Geological Survey. 248-266 p.
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Canine distemper virus (CDV) causes a systemic disease that is highly virulent to mustelids and other carnivore (Order Carnivora) species and is found worldwide. Endemic canine distemper in wild and domestic carnivores in the United States has made reintroduction of endangered black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) difficult in the absence of safe and effective CDV vaccines and vaccination practices. Toward this end, researchers have explored appropriate animal models and vaccine preparations in highly susceptible species…