Tick infestations on cattle vaccinated with extracts from the eggs and the gut of Boophilus microplus

Kimaro E.E. and Opdebeeck J.P. (1994) Tick infestations on cattle vaccinated with extracts from the eggs and the gut of Boophilus microplus. Veterinary Parasitology, 52 1-2: 61-70. doi:10.1016/0304-4017(94)90036-1


Author Kimaro E.E.
Opdebeeck J.P.
Title Tick infestations on cattle vaccinated with extracts from the eggs and the gut of Boophilus microplus
Journal name Veterinary Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-4017
Publication date 1994-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0304-4017(94)90036-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 52
Issue 1-2
Start page 61
End page 70
Total pages 10
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
2405 Parasitology
3400 Veterinary
Abstract Extracts prepared from the membranes of eggs (EM) and guts (GM) of Boophilus microplus were used to immunise cattle which were then infested twice with 20 000 larval ticks 1 week apart. EM antigens did not protect cattle against challenge with ticks, despite high levels of anti-egg antibodies in the sera of the vaccinated cattle, detected by an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Cattle vaccinated with GM, howevver, had high levels of antibodies against GM and were protected significantly against challenge with B. microplus. Anti-EM and anti-GM antibodies in the sera of cattle cross-reacted significantly with GM and EM respectively on ELISA and recognised both specific and common antigens in extracts of the eggs and guts of B. microplus on Western blots. Exposure of cattle to field infestation with ticks during vaccination with gut antigens did not adversely affect the levels of antibodies generated.
Keyword Boophilus microplus
Cattle-Arthropoda
Immunisation-Arthropoda
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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