Browsing: tick borne diseases

  • The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has launched a new initiative to manage ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa
  • East Coast Fever is the most prevalent and economically bruising tick-borne disease (TBD) in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 98 per cent of cattle in Uganda and 80 per cent of cattle in Nigeria are infested with ticks, threatening the health, productivity and welfare of animals

The epidemiology of ticks and tick-borne diseases is a disaster in Africa for animal and human health.

ScienceDirect reports that in Uganda alone, the annual loss caused by tick-related animal complications amounts to US$1.1 billion, with the East Coast Fever being the most prevalent and economically bruising tick-borne disease (TBD).

The Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) has partnered with Elanco Animal Health, a global leader in animal health, to launch a new initiative to manage ticks and tick-borne diseases in Africa. The Bill and …