Immunisation of calves against East Coast fever without drug treatment

Onon Zanaa, Olivier Sparagano

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A mild Theileria parva stock (T. parva Lanet, Kenya) was used for vaccination of calves prior to a lethal challenge with a heterologous stock (T. parva Marikebuni, Kenya). Although vaccination did not produce an important parasitaemia in the calves, high levels of antibodies were observed using an immuno-fluorescent assay test. All the vaccinated animals survived the lethal challenge, but none of the control animals. Protection was better when using either an autologous vaccine or a tick stabilate rather than a heterologous vaccine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-277
Number of pages7
JournalVeterinarski Arhiv
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Calf
  • Mild strain
  • Theileria parva
  • Theileriosis
  • Vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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