Technology – CSF and Sheep Pox Vaccines 

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  • April 8, 2021
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Technology – CSF and Sheep Pox Vaccines 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech 

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  • The ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh transferred the Technology – CSF and Sheep Pox Vaccines to M/s Hester Biosciences through Agrinnovate India Limited.

Important value additions 

Live Attenuated Indigenous CSF Cell Culture Vaccine (IVRI-CSF-BS):

  • The Classical Swine Fever (CSF) is an important disease of pigs that causes 100% mortality. 
  • In India, the disease is controlled by a lapinized CSF vaccine (Weybridge Strain, U.K.) produced by killing large numbers of rabbits. 
  • To avoid this, the ICAR-IVRI developed a Cell Culture CSF Vaccine using the Lapinized Vaccine Virus from foreign strain. 

Indigenous Live Attenuated Sheep Pox Vaccine [SPPV Srin 38/00]

  • Sheep pox is a severe viral disease in sheep. 
  • A live attenuated Sheep Pox Vaccine using indigenous strain was developed for preventive vaccination in the sheep population. 
  • The developed Vaccine uses indigenous Sheep Pox Virus Strain [SPPV Srin 38/00] and is adapted to grow in the Vero cell line which makes the Vaccine production to be easily scalable.

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