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This is the first Annual report prepared under the auspices of COST 820. Effective control of the coccidial parasites is a major consideration in the production of domestic livestock. Live attenuated vaccines developed and introduced within Europe during the past few years now provide one means for the control of avian coccidiosis and toxoplasmosis in sheep. Natural successors to this type of product are recombinant vaccines but, as befits intracellular protozoan parasites with complex host:parasite relationships, the derivation of new vaccines will not be an easy task. The COST 820 action presents a forum that provides European coccidiologists with an excellent opportunity to pool intellectual and physical resources in their efforts to investigate the many aspects of coccidian biology that may ultimately contribute to the identification of protective, immunogenic molecules that can be administered effectively to the host animal. This document has been prepared from contributions covering accounts of Working Groups, scientific activities and Short Term Scientific Missions, etc.

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Authors: SCHIRLEY M W (EDITOR), Institute for Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Newbury (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1997) 288pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the COST Secretariat, European Commission, DG XIII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2964289
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-8511-4
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