animal health

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on animal health. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to animal health. See ILRI research on other subjects

Joseph Erume, a researcher at Makerere University, has been awarded a three-month cooperation visit to the Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI) in Jena, Germany starting 10 June 2014. Through this visit, he will continue his research work on seroprevalence and molecular characterization of Brucella suis in pigs in central Uganda which he started under the Safe Food, Fair Food and Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development projects. Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Jun/2014

A damaged maize cob that, if harvested with clean cobs, can contaminate all the cobs with aflatoxins (photo credit: Joseph Atehnkeng/IITA). ‘The UN World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that billions of people in the developing world are chronically exposed to aflatoxin, a natural poison on food crops which causes cancer, impairs the immune system, inhibits … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

The REVALTER project is working livestock development Pathways in Vietnam. In an effort to create sustainability typologies of the local pig farms, Jo Cadilhon and colleagues asked different stakeholders what sustainability means to them. The responses indicate that the sustainability of pig value chains is predominantly linked to food safety. Economic considerations come second; the environmental aspect only comes third. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2014

The Animal Health theme of the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program met last week for a two-day planning meeting at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi campus. This was a preliminary meeting organized in advance of the week long program research planning meeting to be held on 24-28 March in Naivasha, Kenya. Meeting … Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Mar/2014

Declan McKeever was a highly gifted and productive veterinary scientist, who made major contributions to our knowledge of a number of diseases that continue to impair livestock production in Africa. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2014

Pig production is an important livelihood activity for some 1 million smallholder households in Uganda, given the growing demand for pork in both rural and urban areas. However, many smallholder pig farmers are constrained by lack of adequate information on animal health, feeding and breeding that can help them improve their pig husbandry and scale […]

AgHealth, Feb/2014

The Uganda Daily Monitor yesterday published an article on a two-day training organized by the Pig Production and Marketing Ltd Uganda, to chart the way forward on how to develop the pig industry. The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Uganda team including two graduate students and one national partner was among the invitees who also provided training to the pig farmers present at the event held on 14-15 February 2014. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2014

On 27-29 January 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Kenya hosted discussions on ways to ‘wrestle’ the African cattle disease known as East Coast fever to the ground.

Experts from the fields of East Coast fever research, bovine immunology, parasitology and genomics met to discuss how to develop a new-generation vaccine to protect cattle from this lethal disease. A new ‘subunit’ vaccine could better control this disease that is causing farmers distress and uncertainty in countries of eastern, central and southern Africa where it is now endemic. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Feb/2014

Livestock are important to the livelihoods and food and nutritional security of small scale farmers in remote hilly areas of northeast India. As demand for milk and milk products rises, poor livestock keeping households can improve their incomes by shifting from subsistence to market-oriented production. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Feb/2014

Pigs are an important component of livelihoods and food and nutritional security in Nagaland, Northeast India. Intensifying pig pro­duction to increase income and other outcomes, however, requires an integrated approach that addresses needs for better pig housing, nutrition, health and genetics. To address the heal challenges, a new model for the delivery of animal health services has been developed and tested as part of a Tata-ILRI partnership pro­gram in Nagaland. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2014

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Gad Milton Ochuka Owido
Research Technician
Mary Waithaka
Research technician
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Richard Bishop
Principal Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Stephen Mwaura
Unit head, Tick unit

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People working on animal health

Gad Milton Ochuka Owido
Research Technician
Mary Waithaka
Research technician
Michel Mainack Dione
Post-doctoral Fellow Animal Health
Richard Bishop
Principal Scientist, Molecular Biologist
Stephen Mwaura
Unit head, Tick unit