Animal Diseases / Disease Control / ECF / ILRI / Livestock / Vaccines

Fresh bid to tame leading livestock killer

Local and international scientists have started the search for an effective and cheaper vaccine to control the spread of East Coast Fever.

“This is an important project for us,” Philip Toye, a vaccine developer from International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) said.

“The information we expect to generate will greatly increase our understanding of the current live vaccine that is being used to protect animals against East Coast Fever. We can use this information to get this vaccine into wider use in the region,”

Read more… (Business Daily)

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