Tick Unit

The Tick Unit at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been in existence since 1979. The unit is instrumental to ILRI’s past and present  contributions to animal health research through vaccine development and vector genomics. The unit can perform controlled animal experiments using up to 16 cattle (the target host for most interventions) simultaneously and includes a unique biological resource not found anywhere else in the world, comprising four genera of ticks: Rhipicephalus, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus), Hyalomma and Amblyomma.


Publications from the ILRI Tick unit

Contact: Naftaly Githaka, Tick unit support manager (n.githaka@cgiar.org)