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Title: Genetic diversity of Theileria parva strains in Uganda: Implications for
Muguga cocktail vaccine efficacy in ECF control

Date Published: 2016
Author/s: F. Kabi, H. Kirunda, C. Masembe, V. Muwanika, S. Mugerwa
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ECF causes high mortality (up to 100%) among exotic and crossbred cattle impeding the
development of the dairy industry and poverty reduction among smallholder dairy farmers. ECF control
depends on acaricides to kill ticks. Prolonged acaricide use has resulted into environmental contamination
and emergence of acaricide resistant ticks (Vudriko et al 2016).