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Seminar 878  
Date:2017-10-23
Update:2017-11-07

  

Seminar:  878  

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Speaker(s)

  Tseng, Chun-Hsien

Topic

Pathogenesis Analysis of Ferret Badger Rabies and Evaluation of Oral Rabies Vaccine

Abstract

Since 2013, ferret badger rabies has been discovered in Taiwan with 98% positive rate recorded in ferret badgers. From molecular evolution analysis and calculating inference, the virus has existed in Taiwan for more than 10 years. To clarify the susceptibility of the ferret badger rabies virus among different animal species, the pathogenicity tests were conducted and compared in ferret badgers, mice and gem-faced civets. The result showed that the ferret badger rabies virus still causes the highest disease susceptibility to the target host, ferret badgers. In addition, to carry out rabies elimination plan in the future, Animal Health Research Institute(AHRI) was commissioned to evaluate rabies oral vaccines recommended by WHO. The oral vaccines assessment included the safety, efficacy and immunogenicity tests on ferret badgers. The result revealed that the selected oral vaccine was safe for ferret badgers, and there was no risk of virus excretion in ferret badgers’ saliva. Also, the oral vaccine could reach the protection standard for wild animal live vaccine against rabies required by EU or the United States regulation. The study findings have been submitted to PLOS ONE and accepted for publication.

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Speaker(s)

S. T. Kuo

Topic

Work Overview of Technical Service Office

Abstract

What the technical service office works for is extremely complex. In general, its current load can be categorized as: (1) documents/emails receiving and processing; (2) management of library and editing and publication of technical reports; (3) management and consultation of innovation and intellectual property associated affairs; (4) arrangement of veterinary extension education, conferences, meetings, and reception of various domestic and foreign visitors; and (5) general affairs and other occasional missions which cannot be categorized as the responsibilities of other divisions of this institute. In today’s talk, the daily work of the technical service office is introduced and analyzed, and experience of how to work with such a complex and heavy-loaded system are shared.