Researchers have developed a heat-stable, single-shot vaccine that can protect sheep and goats from five common diseases and which is currently being fine-tuned for use with cattle.
While male livestock keepers have significant roles in vaccine research (e.g. surveillance exercises), women are normally only involved in non-technical activities, such as restraint of animals and feeding vaccinators.Published date2014
Development of a Vaccine to Eradicate Contagious Bovine PleuroPneumonia in Africa : final technical report (March 2012 - August 2014)
The objective of the research was to develop a novel Contagious Bovine PleuroPneumonia (CBPP) vaccine with greater efficacy and stability that is easier to handle under field conditions in Africa.Published dateSaturday, August 2, 2014 - 04:00
The disease now occurs only in Africa, having been eradicated from the rest of the world, and affects only cattle, mostly in pastoral communities with 24 million people who depend entirely on livestock.Published dateThursday, January 2, 2014 - 05:00