Tick and tsetse-borne diseases (TTBDs) constrain livestock production in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Of this community of endemic diseases, East coast fever (T.parva) is the most important tick-borne disease (TBD) accounting for 70% of all losses due to TBDS in this region where control efforts target either tsetse or TBDs and seldom both. In those instances where simultaneous pyrethroid insecticide TTBD control is implemented, collateral benefits of tsetse control on TBD control have not been quantified. In the interest of guiding future TTBD control efforts, the effect of restricting pyrethroid insecticides to the legs, belly and ears (RAP) of cattle for tsetse and trypanosomiasis control on T.parva prevalence in crop-livestock production systems in Tororo district, south-eastern Uganda was determined.
|Journal||Parasites and Vectors|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Sep 2014|
- Collateral benefits
- Endemic stability
- East coast fever
- p104-based PCR
- Restricted application protocol (RAP)
- Tororo district
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- Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies - Personal Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology
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