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(University of Saskatchewan/Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization via Canadian Cattlemen Magazine)
March 10, 2022 Health & Production

What We’re Reading | Eye drop vaccine for pink eye in cattle under development

Researchers hope ocular vaccine will elicit a greater local immune response.

By Piper Whelan, Canadian Cattlemen Magazine

University of Saskatchewan researchers have their sights set on an innovative solution for a costly cattle disease.

Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis, or pink eye, remains an unpredictable, highly contagious disease that can lead to large outbreaks within herds, and current treatment options are inadequate.

This prompted researchers at the university’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), an interdisciplinary centre that researches both animal and human pathogens to create vaccines, to explore the possibility of a more ocular vaccine option delivered through eye drops that may be more effective.

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