Journal article

Preliminary field trial of a vaccine against coenurosis caused by Taenia multiceps

A Varcasia, G Tosciri, GN Sanna Coccone, AP Pipia, G Garippa, A Scala, V Damien, G Vural, CG Gauci, MW Lightowlers



Taenia multiceps is a taeniid cestode that in its adult stage lives in the small intestine of dogs and other canids. In the intermediate hosts, the larval stage of T. multiceps causes coenurosis, a common disease in the CNS of ruminants, which typically leads to the death of the infected animals. Recent research into new methods for control of coenurosis and other taeniid cestode infections such as hydatidosis has identified vaccination as a potentially valuable new tool. In order to test the applicability of vaccination as an approach for control of T. multiceps infection in sheep, a field trial was carried out against natural infection in Sardinian farms (Italy) with recombinant proteins o..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council

Awarded by The Wellcome Trust

Funding Acknowledgements

The experiments of this research comply with the current laws of the country in which they were performed (Italy). Research was funded with Sardinia Regional Government Funds (Biodiversity Project 2007) and University of Sassari Ex 60% 2007 and the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council grant 350279 and The Wellcome Trust grant 075818.