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Immunization of Cattle Against Theileria Parva

  • M. P. Cunningham
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 93)

Abstract

Throughout its distribution in East and Central Africa, East Coast fever (ECF) is considered to be the most important of the tick-borne diseases which inhibit the development of the livestock industry. At present, the only method of controlling the disease is by close-interval application of acaricides to cattle, in dips or sprays, to kill the tick vector. Susceptible cattle not so protected have a morbidity and mortality approaching 100%.

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United Nations Development Program Blood Parasite Tick Infestation Infected Tick Tick Vector 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Cunningham
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  1. 1.Food and Agriculture Organization United Nations Development Program Immunological Research on Tick-borne Cattle Diseases and Tick Control ProjectEast African Veterinary Research OrganizationMuguga, KikuyuKenya

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