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Table 1 The different groups of dogs and their function during the two phases of the study

From: Comparison of the acute phase protein and antioxidant responses in dogs vaccinated against canine monocytic ehrlichiosis and naive-challenged dogs

Study phase Group number Group treatment Group function in respective phase
Post-vaccinal 1 Vaccinated once with vaccine strain Evaluation of response to vaccination
  2 Inoculated with uninfected DH-82 cells Control for group 1
Post-challenge 1 Vaccinated twice with vaccine strain and challenged with virulent E. canis strain Evaluation of protection by vaccine and response to challenge
  2 Vaccinated once with vaccine strain and challenged with virulent E. canis strain Evaluation of protection by vaccine and response to challenge
  3 Inoculated with uninfected DH-82 cells and challenged with virulent E. canis strain Control for groups 1 and 2