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‘Living tools’ at the frontier of vaccine development—A Keystone Symposium workshop by Vish Nene
AHH / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Vaccines

‘Living tools’ at the frontier of vaccine development—A Keystone Symposium workshop by Vish Nene

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Health for Animals and the World Veterinary Association launched the first annual World Animal Vaccination Day on 20 April 2016. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) takes pleasure in celebrating this day this year by offering a ‘virtual workshop’ on the new and exciting tools ushering in a new era…

New publication: Immune parameters to p67C antigen adjuvanted with ISA206VG correlate with protection against East Coast fever
Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Tick Unit / Vaccines

New publication: Immune parameters to p67C antigen adjuvanted with ISA206VG correlate with protection against East Coast fever

Three doses of p67C antigen generated stronger immune responses than two doses. Antibody titres and CD4+ T-cell proliferation correlated with protection against East Coast fever. The number of doses could not be reduced from three to two without compromising the protection. Continue reading

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Research

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (now known as Kapiti research station), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road, in Kenya’s Machakos County. Members of groups involved in the illegal sales have started trespassing and building illegal structures on…

Following the vaccine that wiped out rinderpest, a new vaccine against sheep and goat plague proves promising
AHH / Animal Diseases / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / PPR / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Vaccines

Following the vaccine that wiped out rinderpest, a new vaccine against sheep and goat plague proves promising

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A Tunisian man carries a sheep suffering from peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, a highly contagious animal disease affecting small ruminants. Once introduced, the virus can infect up to 90% of an animal heard and the disease kills anywhere from 30 to 70%…

Green Mountain-ILRI agreement to make high-quality monoclonal antibodies detecting infectious cattle diseases more available worldwide
AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / ILRI / Kenya

Green Mountain-ILRI agreement to make high-quality monoclonal antibodies detecting infectious cattle diseases more available worldwide

Green Mountain Antibodies has signed an agreement with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Nairobi, Kenya to produce and distribute monoclonal antibodies that detect infectious disease markers in cattle. Continue reading