The effect of an attenuated rabies virus SRV9 on suckling mouse growth after intracerebral inoculation

Xiaohu Wang, Yuzhu Jin, Chenglong Sun, Shoufeng Zhang, Ziguo Yuan, Zhuang Ding, Rongliang Hu

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Rabies virus is a kind of virus having strict neurotropic property. Intracerebral inoculation method was commonly used to RV-related research. SRV9 is an attenuated RV vaccine strain. In the present study, we inoculated intracerebrally on suckling mouse with SRV9 strain. The results showed that SRV9 could cause a mortality rate of 100% on suckling mice below 13 day old. The mortality rates of 14-17 day old mice were 68, 33, 33 and 17%, respectively without incidence above 18 day old. Meanwhile, the results showed that the growth of survival suckling mice was inhibited remarkably after intracerebral inoculation SRV9. The 16 day old survival suckling mice were chosen to perform body weight test and the result showed that the weight growth was very slow with 14% less than normal growth rate. However, 2 weeks latter the weight of the mice began to recover gradually but slowly. It was suggested that the intracerebral RV reproduction could take a significant effect on the growth and development of the mice and with RV being eliminated by antibody, the weight of the mice which were inoculated with SRV9 could gradually recover.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-326
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Growth
  • Intracerebrally inoculation
  • Rabies Virus (RV)
  • SRV strain
  • Suckling mouse
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • veterinary(all)


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