Modern Veterinary Practice Volume 1

Modern Veterinary Practice Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...vaccine No. 2. Penn, Cuenca and Kraus have conducted some studies on the curative action of antianthrax serum and the trend of their investigations seems to point toward the establishment of the belief that anti-anthrax serum in itself possibly does not contain specific antibodies, but that its curative action was perhaps due to substances contained in normal bovine serum. These authors reported the treatment of 372 cases with normal bovine serum in which the mortality was 6.2%. Kraus and his associates also reported that from the results of rabbit protection tests against virulent anthrax bacillus normal beef serum appeared to be as efficient as anti-anthrax serum. Kolmer, Wanner and Koehler have conducted a well planned piece of work to determine whether or not the results of Kraus and his associates could be verified. This work consisted chiefly in intraperitoneal injections of white mice with heated and unheated normal beef serum in doses of from one to 10 c. c., in comparison with similar injections with anti-anthrax serum into mice followed by inoculation with virulent anthrax cultures. Their work also included determination of amounts of agglutinins of anthrax bacilli contained in normal beef serum, as well as bactericidal properties of normal beef serum both heated and unheated. The general conclusions which these authors draw from their work are as follows; Normal beef, rabbit and mouse serums do not contain complement fixing substances for antigens of anthrax bacilli. While normal beef serum contains some anti-anthrax substances, they were found without demonstrable protective and curative value in experimental anthrax infections of mice and rabbits. This work confirms conclusions drawn by Lignieres more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236763718
  • 9781236763716