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Genetic analysis of costly cattle disease may aid in vaccine development

Genetic analysis of costly cattle disease may aid in vaccine development

Published: Jul 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine say proteins common to multiple strains of Anaplasma marginale, a tick-borne pathogen that costs the U.S. cattle industry millions of dollars annually and is even more devastating in developing countries, could hold the key to developing an effective vaccine against the disease.