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Research Project: Integrated Eradication Efforts of the Cattle Fever Tick (CFT)

Location: Animal Disease Research

Project Number: 2090-32000-040-008-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 28, 2022

The primary goal is to immunize horses with BM86 protein and determine antibody reactivity against native tick proteins. The secondary goal is to test the efficacy of anti-BM86 antibodies in controlling tick infestation.

The approach to test whether the vaccine control tick infestation is oulined below: 1) Vaccinate horses with BM86. 2) Collect serum and test the levels of antibodies. 3) Determine subisotype antibodies. 4) Determine the efficacy of anti-BM86 to control Rhipicephalus infestation.