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International Development Research Centre - Livestock Vaccine Innovation fund

Development and deployment of a subunit vaccine against bovine babesiosis

Indicative Funding
$1,617,074 over 2 years
Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is a tick?transmitted disease that causes severe, often fatal disease in cattle, resulting in significant economic losses to beef and dairy industries worldwide, as well as to individuals and small subsistence farmers in endemic areas. This project aims to make a dual?acting, subunit vaccine against babesiosis that is practical and easily deployable in babesiaendemic regions worldwide to prevent both acute disease in infected animals and parasite transmission by tick vectors. Farmers will benefit by protecting their animals against bovine babesiosis and achieve improved livestock production to meet local and global demand for animal products.
Brian Cooke, Carlos Suarez and Vignesh Rathinasamy (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, United States Department of Agriculture and Monash University)
Babesia bovis; Babesia bigemina

Australian Research Council - Discovery - Projects

Understanding Babesia Pathogenesis

Indicative Funding
$179,406 over 2 years (administered by University of Technology Sydney)
This project aims at gaining a deep understanding of the biology of Babesia parasites and how they cause disease (bovine babesiosis) in cattle. The project expects to discover novel parasite proteins involved in the development and persistence of bovine babesiosis and identify their functional role in infection. The main expected outcome is the discovery of parasite proteins that are critical for infection and pathogenesis of bovine babesiosis. The outputs from this project will aid in the development of novel vaccines to control bovine babesiosis and such vaccines would significantly improve beef and dairy production worldwide.
Brian Cooke, John Ellis and Carlos Suarez (Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine, University of Technology, Sydney and US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service)
babesia bovis; babesia bigemina

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