Research Article: Food Animal Practice Bovine Papillomatosis and its Management with an Autogenous Virus Vaccine in Kiambu District, Kenya

  • AG Thaiya
  • P Gitau
  • GK Gitau
  • PN Nyaga


Six cases of bovine papillomatosis were reported to the University of Nairobi veterinary clinic. Diagnosis was based on presented clinical signs and histopathology of affected skin lesions. The histological samples
of the warts confirmed the diagnosis of papillomatosis. An autogenous formalin killed bovine specific wart vaccine was prepared from the wart samples and injected into four calves on day 0, 10 and 30, while two calves
were left as undosed controls. The warts started regressing three weeks post vaccination and completely disappeared by the seventh week. This case represents a successfully management of a case of papillomatosis with a bovine specific autogenous vaccine.

Keywords: bovine papilloma virus, papillomatosis, autogenous vaccine


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