Department of Aerobic Veterinary Bacterial Vaccine, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Karadj, Iran
Haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) vaccine which is prepared in Razi Institute is used in endemic areas of Iran. Aluminum-hydroxide gel was used as adjuvant for preparing this vaccine. Post-vaccinal shock reactions were the main complaint after use of this vaccine. In a previous study, we could improve the vaccine by alum-precipitation Pasteurella multocida cells and removing the liquid phase. In this study, the amount of free endotoxin in aluminum-hydroxide and alum-HS vaccines was determined. It was found that endotoxin level was considerably decreased from 0.22 EU/ml to 0.03 EU/ml after alum-precipitation.