India’s First Covid-19 Vaccine, Testing Kits for Animals Launched

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today, 9-06-2022 Launched India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine made for animals named Anocovax. The vaccine was developed by Haryana-based ICAR-National Research Center on Equines (NRC)

What is Anocovax?

Anocovax is an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 Delta (COVID-19 vaccine made for animals. The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) stated that the immunity induced by Anocovax neutralizes both Delta and Omicron variants of SARS-CoV-2

What is the ingredient of Anocovax?

Anocovax contains inactivated SARS-CoV-2 (Delta) antigen along with Alhydrogel as an adjuvant. As of now the vaccine is safe for Dogs, lions, leopards, mice and rabbits

Testing Kits for SARS-CoV-2 in Animals, Launched

CAN-CoV-2-ELISA Kit

Tomar also launched an Indian-made testing kit for SARS-Cov-2 in Animals named CAN-CoV-2-ELISA Kit. It is a sensitive and specific nucleocapsid protein-based indirect ELISA Kit for detecting anybody against SARS-CoV-2 in canines.

Surra ELISA Kit

Besides that Tomar also launched Surra ELISA Kit for detecting Trypanosoma evansi infection in multiple animal species.

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