AHH / CCPP / Disease Control / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Development of a challenge model for contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP)

Flavio Sacchinia,b, Anne Liljandera, Elise Schiecka and Joerg Joresa,c aInternational Livestock Research Institute, Box 30709, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya bIstitututo Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise, via campo Boario 64100, Teramo. Italy. cInstitute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Länggass-Str. 122, Postfach 3001, Bern, Switzerland Contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) is a severe respiratory disease affecting … Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Cattle / CBPP / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Towards improved vaccines against contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

Elise Schiecka, Anne Liljandera and Joerg Joresa,b aInternational Livestock Research Institute, Box 30709, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya bInstitute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Länggass-Str. 122, Postfach 3001, Bern, Switzerland Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP), caused by Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (Mmm), remains one of the most important infectious diseases of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa. CBPP … Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / ASF / China / Disease Control / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Swine / Vaccines

Establishment of a vaccine technology platform for African swine fever as the first target

Lucilla Steinaa1, Walter Fuchs2, Hussein Abkallo1, Nicholas Svitek1, Vish Nene1, Anna Lacasta1, Nacyra Assa-Garcia3, Sanjay Vashee3 1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), 3J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). ILRI is working together with JCVI and FLI on an exciting project for the development of a platform for rapid production of attenuated African swine … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Progress in developing next generation vaccines for the control of East Coast fever.

Anna Lacasta1, James Nyagwange1, Nicholas Svitek1, Samuel Oyola1, Sonal Henson1, Lucilla Steinaa1, Vish Nene1, Ine de Goeyse2, Neena Mitter3, Michael Yu3, Fred Fellouse4, Neil King5 1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2Institute for Tropical Medicine, 3Univeristy of Queensland, 4Univeristy of Toronto, 5University of Washington. East Coast fever is present in 11 countries where roughly 28 million … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Vaccines

Malignant catarrhal fever – a wildebeest associated killer disease of cattle

Ironically, the 8th Wonder of the World, the annual wildebeest migration in east Africa, causes a recurring hardship to livestock farmers as wildebeest calving is associated with seasonal malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) outbreaks in cattle, that is often fatal. This has led to a traditional disease avoidance strategy by Maasai and other cattle owners, where … Continue reading

Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever
AHH / Animal Diseases / Capacity strengthening / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Small Ruminants

Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever

The aim of these short and practical video productions is to improve knowledge of Rift Valley fever and its control measures. To further encourage local communities to participate in surveillance and programs working to better prevent or control the disease, the videos have also been prepared in Swahili. Continue reading

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