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

We are pleased to congratulate Delia Grace on being announced as the winner of the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) Trevor Blackburn Award in recognition of her multiple outstanding contributions to animal health, animal welfare and food safety in Africa and Asia. In particular, she was recognized for her work with community health programs and research […]

AgHealth, Sep/2014

A study by 12 Kenyan and UK institutions, including the University of Liverpool, ILRI and the University of Nairobi, is investigating the role of urbanization in the origin and spread of zoonotic pathogens in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

This poster, produced for the Tropentag 2014 conference, describes how the rapidly developing field of genomics can contribute to improved productivity in livestock production systems of developing countries. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

Disease in livestock is one of the main factors contributing to limited productivity and incomes among cattle farmers in Tanzania. This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings from a survey conducted by ILRI among cattle farmers in Tanzania to confirm the presence of well-known cattle pathogens and to investigate the presence of cattle pathogens rarely looked for in the area before. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

This poster explains the work of the Vaccine Biosciences group at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) which seeks to a hub of research excellence dedicated to developing vaccine-based solutions to reduce disease burdens that limit livestock productivity in smallholder and pastoral farming systems. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

This poster, prepared for the Tropentag 2014 conference, presents findings of a situation analysis of animal health and its implication on food safety in Kenya and Tanzania.

AgHealth, Sep/2014

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Sep/2014

ILRI is leading most ecohealth approaches in Kenya, in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian corporation that supports research in developing countries, and has regional offices in Nairobi. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Sep/2014

Emerging and neglected zoonoses have often been managed sectorally, but recent decades have shown, in case after case, the benefits of One Health management. The growing body of evidence suggests the time has come to make the bigger case for massive investment in One Health to transform the management of neglected and emerging zoonoses, annually saving the lives of millions of people as well as hundreds of millions of animals whose production supports and nourishes billions of impoverished people.

AgHealth, Aug/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), together with the Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK), the Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MoALF), the All Africa Society for Animal Production (AASAP) and other partners, is helping to organize the 6th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture (AACAA). Held every four years, the conference will take place 27–30 Oct 2014 at the Kenyatta international Convention Centre, in Nairobi’s central business district. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Aug/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
Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
Stephen Mwaura
Unit head, Tick unit
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow

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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
Saskia Hendrickx
ILRI Representative for Mozambique
Stephen Mwaura
Unit head, Tick unit
Theo Knight-Jones
Epidemiologist/Food safety expert - Post-doctoral fellow