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Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology
Year : 2006, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 4) Last page : ( 11)
Print ISSN : 0972-0561.

Parasitic vaccines – A review

Agrawal Rajesh, Singh Rajeev, Yadav Anish, Assistant Professor, Katoch Rajesh, Associate Professor

Division of Veterinary Parasitology Division of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, SKUAST-J, RS Pura, Jammu, (Jammu & Kashmir), INDIA.

Abstract

In view of their complex life cycle, many developmental stages, their capacity to evade the host immune system and sub clinical forms of disease, development of vaccine against parasite is slow. However, with rapid development of resistance in the parasite against antihelmintic and insecticides efforts for developing vaccine against parasites are more serious now a day than in past. At present some successful commercial vaccine available world wide against parasite are-Dictol against lung worms, Rakshavac-T against tropical bovine theleriosis, Toxovac against ovine toxoplasmosis, Coccivac, Immunocox, Paracox, Livacox, Cox ATM against poultry coccidiosis and Tick GuardTM against Boophilus microplus with the advancement of knowledge in the field of biotechnology and with the development of tools that enable identification of protective antigens. Progress towards development of vaccine is likely to be faster.

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Key words

Parasitic Vaccine, Hydatidosis, Cysticercosis, Fasciolosis, Gastrointestinal worms, Lungworms, Protozoa, Ectoparasites.

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