The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine


A review was carried out on 2,689 brains from animals that were found to be positive for rabies virus by a fluorescent antibody test (FAT) and mouse inoculation test (MIT). Samples were taken from the brain stem, cerebellum, cerebrum and hippocampus of each animal. FAT sensitivity was found to be 99.59, 99.29, 98.88 and 98.74 percent for each of the different sampling sites. It was concluded that the brain stem is the best site for routine rabies FAT diagnosis.

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