Protecting cows in small holder farms in East Africa from tsetse flies by mimicking the odor profile of a non-host bovid

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Saini, R. K., Orindi, B. O., Mbahin, N., Andoke, J. A., Muasa, P. N., Mbuvi, D. M., Muya, C. M., Pickett, J. A. and Borgemeister, C. W. 2017. Protecting cows in small holder farms in East Africa from tsetse flies by mimicking the odor profile of a non-host bovid. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 11 (10), p. e0005977.

AuthorsSaini, R. K., Orindi, B. O., Mbahin, N., Andoke, J. A., Muasa, P. N., Mbuvi, D. M., Muya, C. M., Pickett, J. A. and Borgemeister, C. W.
Abstract

For the first time, differential attraction of pathogen vectors to vertebrate animals is investigated for novel repellents which when applied to preferred host animals turn them into nonhosts thereby providing a new paradigm for innovative vector control. For effectively controlling tsetse flies (Glossina spp.), vectors of African trypanosomosis, causing nagana, repellents more powerful than plant derived, from a non-host animal the waterbuck, Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa, have recently been identified. Here we investigate these repellents in the field to protect cattle from nagana by making cattle as unattractive as the buck.

Year of Publication2017
JournalPLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Journal citation11 (10), p. e0005977
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1371/journal.pntd.0005977
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderEuropean Union
Department for International Development (DFID)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Kenyan Government
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Funder project or codeDCI-FOOD/2009/200240
DCI-FOOD/2014/346-739
Publisher's version
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online17 Oct 2017
Publication process dates
Accepted20 Sep 2017
Copyright licenseCC BY
ISSN1935-2735
PublisherPublic Library of Science (PLOS)

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