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

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

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

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