Vaccine for control of flystrike
Flystrike, and its control, is a significant cost to the Australian sheep and wool industries. With the advent of new technologies and the sheep blow fly genome information, significant new opportunities now exist to make the development of a flystrike vaccine a real possibility. A flystrike vaccine will fulfil a wide range of requirements including providing whole animal protection against body and breech-strike, reducing the use and reliance on chemical insecticides and overcoming the need for the practice of breech modification. The other advantage a vaccine will provide is that it can also be used as part of an integrated pest management approach that will allow reduced insecticide use. This investment is focussed on the development of a vaccine to control fly strike in sheep.
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