Trypanosomosis is one of the major obstacles to livestock development in Africa. With more than 20 years of experience and continuous research on the development of better solutions to combat trypanosomosis, Ceva Santé Animale organized in Addis Ababa a seminar which was considered to be the first of its kind on veterinary pharmaceuticals business.
This day of information, exchanges and experience sharing, brought together about 50 professional participants from different stakeholders including veterinarians, universities, research institutes and regulatory authority.
Dr. Solomin Gebre (Deputy Director of National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center) made the opening presentation discussing on the current situation of trypanosomosis in Ethiopia and all over Africa (species of the parasite, distribution, vectors involved, control methods).
Dr. Fikru Regassa (Addis Ababa’s College of Veterinary Medecine and Agriculture) then focused on an overview of the diagnostic tools currently available to veterinarians (microscopy, ELISA, PCR).
In the continuity of these 2 presentations, this seminar also marked the launch of the VERY DIAG. This first quick field test to diagnose bovine trypanosomosis is a major global innovation for Ceva and the fruit of several years of continuous research in collaboration with many partners.
This field diagnosis fits perfectly within the framework of a reasoned fight against trypanosomosis, integrating blood parasiticides as the new VERIBEN B12. This product combines a trypanocide and vitamin B12, and therefore allows a quicker recovery of the animals by fighting the anemia observed during trypanosomosis.