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An Overview of the New Vaccine Targeting Cattle Ticks in Uganda

December 15, 2022 at 2:01 pm by Admin

Ticks are among the most important vectors of pathogens that cause some of the most devastating tick-borne diseases (TBDs) in the livestock sector in eastern Africa, resulting in loss of productivity and mortalities. They are among the leading causative agents of diseases in cattle. East Coast Fever for instance causes up to 100% mortalities in untreated exotic European breeds and their crosses. It also contributes 30% losses in calves of local zebu cattle, which depletes the stock for replacement of the national herd. Ticks are vectors of tick-borne pathogens and their control is by acaricides. For livestock farmers, the present methods of tick control using acaricides, have become costly and ineffective due to increasing acaricide tick resistance. This discourages investment in the livestock sector and can lead to food insecurity, thereby impacting on the economy. Alternative methods that reduce the use of acaricides and protect cattle from the risk of tick-borne diseases are urgently needed.


Discover Ticvac-u

The Anti-Tick Vaccine Development Initiative is at the forefront of research to deliver an innovative alternative immunological solution that advances the prevention and treatment of one of Uganda’s most challenging livestock problems: tick-borne diseases. We are the makers of TicVac-U®, the first anti-tick vaccine researched, developed and manufactured in Uganda.

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Our Vision

Working together with the Government of Uganda, Makerere University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Bio-security (COVAB), National Drug Authority (NDA) and other stakeholders, our vision is to eradicate the problems of ticks in Uganda first, then globally, working towards a tick free world.

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to the control of ticks and tick-borne diseases by offering innovative alternative immunological control, research, manufacture and distribution of critical veterinary vaccines that will make a positive difference to Uganda’s livestock, the people that depend on them and the country’s economy.


Our Affiliations

Makerere University National Drug Authority (NDA) COVAB Alfasan