Union Minister launches Animal Vaccine and Kits developed by the ICAR-NRC on Equines

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Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare has launched Animal Vaccine and other Diagnostic Kits developed by the ICAR-National Research Center on Equines, Hisar, Haryana.

What are the Vaccines and kits developed by ICAR?

Ancovax Vaccine on Equines: It is an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Delta (COVID-19) vaccine for animals. The immunity induced by Ancovax neutralizes both Delta and Omicron Variants of SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine is safe for dogs, lions, leopards, mice and rabbits.

CAN-CoV-2 ELISA Kit: It is a sensitive and specific nucleocapsid protein-based indirect ELISA Kit for antibody detection against SARS-CoV-2 in Canines. 

Surra ELISA Kit: It is a suitable Diagnostic Assay for Trypanosoma evansi infection in multiple animal species. 

– Note: The Surra is one of the most important haemoprotozoan diseases of the different livestock species caused by Trypanosoma evansi. The disease is prevalent in all the agro-climatic parts of India. In India, losses to livestock productivity are estimated to be Rs. 44.740 Billion annually due to Surra.

Equine DNA Parentage Testing Kit: It is a powerful genomic technology for parentage analysis. The Parentage among the Horses can be definitely established using Multiplex PCR Technology to compare allele sizes.

Sources: The post is based on the article Union Minister launches Animal Vaccine and Kits developed by the ICAR-NRC on Equines” published in PIB on 9th June 2022.

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