Africa / Animal Diseases / East Africa / Goats / Kenya / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PPR / Small Ruminants / Vaccines

Minimum fully protective doses of adenovirus-based DIVA vaccine against peste des petits ruminants virus challenge in East African goats

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes an economically important disease of sheep and goats, primarily in developing countries. It is becoming the object of intensive international control efforts. Current vaccines do not allow vaccinated and infected animals to be distinguished (no DIVA capability). Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Tick Unit / Vaccines

Production and dose determination of the Infection and Treatment Method (ITM) Muguga cocktail vaccine used to control East Coast fever in cattle

The Infection and Treatment Method (ITM) of vaccination against the apicomplexan parasite Theileria parva has been used since the early 1970s and is still the only commercially available vaccine to combat the fatal bovine disease, East Coast fever (ECF). The disease is tick-transmitted and results in annual economic losses of at least $300 million per year. Continue reading

Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Vaccines

ILRI’s Philip Toye VOA interview on East Coast fever, and the benefits of co-parasitic infections

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
ILRI-Wellcome projects have investigated the disease pathogens circulating in both people and animals in the communities outside the border town of Busia, Kenya, where smallholders mix crop growing with livestock raising (photo credit: ILRI/Pye-Smith). Voice of America’s Joe DeCapua interview Phil Toye, a scientist with the International Livestock Research Institute…

Africa / Animal Diseases / Cattle / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Partners / Tick Unit / Vaccines

A short history of the ‘live’ vaccine protecting Africa’s cattle against East Coast fever

This article provides a short history of the ‘live’ vaccine (officially known as the infection-and-immunization method of immunization) protecting Africa’s cattle against the lethal cattle disease East Coast fever and names the major funding agencies critical to its development over the last four decades and its deployment in more recent years. Continue reading