India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals
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The Agriculture Ministry recently unveiled India’s first Covid-19 vaccine for animals.
The name of the vaccine is 'Ancovax' and it can protect animals against the Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2.
How does it work?
Ancovax can be used in dogs, lions, leopards, rats and rabbits.
It has been developed by the Hisar-based National Research Centre on Equines.
It is an inactivated vaccine developed using an infectious part of the delta variant.
It uses Alhydrogel as an adjuvant to boost the immune response.
This is the first Covid-19 vaccine for animals developed in India.
Last year there were reports from Russia that it too had developed a vaccine against animals such as dogs, cats, minks and foxes.
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