The National Parasitology Laboratory located in San Antonio de los Baños, supervises the correct application of the Gavac vaccine against the cattle tick.
The entity, belonging to the National Union of Laboratories of the Agricultural Health Center, participated with a multidisciplinary group of specialists as co-authors in the creation of the immunogen, more than two decades ago. From that moment on, the changes occurred in the livestock are taken into account and work is being done so that the Garrapata Control Program, based on the Gavac vaccine, benefits the largest number of non-state cattle producers in Cuba. The vaccine is marketed through the UEB of veterinary services, who ensure that other measures are carried out to control the mite.
With the Cuban vaccine, there is a considerable reduction of environmental contamination, the product does not interfere with other medicines, and the main thing: it decreases the incidence of animals affected and killed by hemoparasitic diseases, thus increasing productive yields.