A multivalent vaccine consisting of inactivated bovine herpes virus-1 (BHV-1 ). also known as infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus (IBR) , para-influenza type-3 virus (PIȝ) and the leukotoxin of Pasteurella haemolytica A 1, were combined with the addition of aluminium hydroxide as adjuvant, and administered to post-weaned calves, and the serum tested for seroconversion to each antigen. Two groups of calves (n = 150 and n = 68) were used and were randomly divided into three subgroups. The first group of 150 calves were immunized with the multivalent vaccine (three batches) to test its first-stage stability (vaccine 3 months old) and the second group were immunized with the same vaccine 1 year later, in order to test its immunogenicity. A significant increase in titres occurred after the day 0 and 28 immunizations, for each of the three antigens in the multivalent vaccine, as measured on days 0 and 42. lmmunoconversion occurred after immunization with the 3-month- and 1-year-old vaccine. The immunogenic stability of antigens in the vaccine was demonstrated after a 1-year period when the vaccine was kept at 4-6 °C.
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