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

ILRI’s integration of epidemiology with agricultural economics and other social sciences has offered a unique approach for assessing the economic impact of animal disease, and for evaluating the implications of intervention options, whether at farm, national or global level. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Dec/2014

There's a new feature article in National Geographic this month titled: Carnivore’s Dilemma. Written by Robert Kunzig and photographed by Brian Finke, the feature asks, and attempts to answer, the question: 'Is America's appetite for meat bad for the planet?' Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

The contribution of livestock to human and animal health was among the topics discussed at a high-profile conference organized by the International Livestock Research Institute in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 6-7 November 2014.

AgHealth, Nov/2014

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) recently brought together pig value chain actors in Masaka District to review and identify measures of preventing the spread of ASF. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Nov/2014

The world is facing numerous health issues including the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. The Southeast Asia region is a hot spot for emerging infectious diseases that present serious socio-economic, environmental and development challenges. This brief summarizes work by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners on One Health and Ecohealth in Southeast Asia. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Nov/2014

African swine fever is one of the major constraints to the productivity of pig enterprises in Uganda. Research efforts to understand how the disease spreads has mostly focused on producers, but other actors in the pig value chain, especially traders, transporters and butchers also play a role in spreading the disease. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Oct/2014

Annie Cook is a veterinary epidemiologist which means she investigates the behaviour of diseases in animal populations. I am particularly interested in zoonoses: diseases that pass from animals to people.

AgHealth, Oct/2014

Inspecting a pig’s health in Busia, western Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Charlie Pye-Smith). ‘Occurrence of African swine fever (ASF) was reported in almost half of the countries that make up the African continent in 2012. This transboundary animal disease (TAD) can have a powerful negative impact on a nation’s economy and social structures. It causes major … Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Oct/2014

ILRI scientist Delia Grace received the 2014 Trevor Blackburn Award of the British Veterinary Association for her work on animal welfare, animal health and food safety in the developing world.

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

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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