The ReVAMP project aims to develop vaccines against, and diagnostics to detect, two important infectious diseases of cattle: Johne’s disease and bovine tuberculosis.

The problems associated with infectious diseases in cattle:

Leading cause of sickness and death in cattle.

Direct economic losses to producers and more serious losses associated with international trade restrictions.

Risks to human health if transferred to people and decreased public confidence in food quality

The most effective way to prevent infectious disease in animals such as cattle is vaccination.

Lack of effective vaccines for some diseases contributes to the overuse of antibiotics and to a strategy of slaughtering infected animals, which has come under increasing public scrutiny.

Learn how ReVAMP is developing new vaccines