The Benefits of East Coast Fever Immunization (Ecfim) in East Coast Fever Disease (EFC) Control in Kenya
East Coast fever immunization (ECFiM) using infection and treatment method (ITM) was done in Kiambu District between 1994 and 1996.an impact assessment was study on ECFiM using a structured questionnaire was carried out in 1998. On 230 farms immunized and 40 control farms, the response by farmers was analysed Using EPI-INFO version 6. A total of 84.3 % of the farmers considered ECFiM to be safe. In ECF immunized farms, spraying of cattle using acaricide has been relaxed from once a week to twice a month. 90.8 % of the farmers who had ECFiM technology and integrated tick control and tick borne disease control will make it possible for the introduction of superior breeds in areas where ECF was a major constraint in Kenya.
The Kenya Veterinarian Vol. 22 2001: pp. 63-65