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Initiative 4

Seeking a cattle tick vaccine (B.AHE.0212)

Cattle ticks transmit organisms that cause tick fever, which is a serious blood parasite disease of cattle. The disease can be lethal to susceptible animals. Others may suffer severe loss of condition. Cattle ticks remain a major impost on profitable beef production in tick zones.

Research undertaken by Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

What are we doing?

Research conducted by the Beef Cooperative Research Centre (2005-2012) included a large cattle tick research program.  Building on this work, this project will undertake cattle vaccination studies of the leading vaccine candidates in live cattle to enable licensing of the intellectual property for commercial development and delivery.

Timing:

June 2016

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