The combination of the training and research activities of the project will translate into specific practical benefits at two levels:
Developing new tools for disease control
- Developing an improved diagnostic tests for pen-side diagnosis
- Developing a diagnostic test for buparvaquone-resistant parasites
- Refining techniques to allow rapid selection of attenuated cell lines
- Identifying novel schizont vaccine candidate antigens
Enhancing implementation of disease control policies
The project will lead to improved knowledge of the epidemiology of tropical theileriosis and the formulation of mathematical models for predicting the impact of disease control interventions. This will allow local institutions to optimise cost-effective, locally sustainable control programmes.
This collaborative project relies on the close partnership of nine research laboratories.