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

In 2015, ILRI scientists leading small ruminant and pig health projects in Ethiopia and Uganda took a special interest in the (human) gender dimensions of their projects. Working with the Livestock and Fish Gender Initiative, veterinarians Barbara Wieland and Michel Dione carried out further gender analysis in their projects to discover ways this could improve the design and delivery of animal health gains to the communities they work with.

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Livestock and Fish, Apr/2016

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), and Nick Hurd, international development minister for Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), argue in the Guardian's Global Development blog this month that the world needs to put science at the heart of development. Two of the examples of success that they cite are initiatives of ILRI. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Mar/2016

The first joint conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine takes place on 4-8 September 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

AgHealth, Feb/2016

Joerg Jores, a molecular biologist at the Nairobi animal health laboratories of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) who is working to develop diagnostic assays and vaccines against livestock diseases caused by Mycoplasma mycoides is also investigating the epidemiology of MERS-CoV in camel populations in Kenya and participated in the recent FAO-hosted discussions. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Feb/2016

PRIME helps farmers with livestock become more resilient to shocks. It also supports better management of existing water resources through more efficient rain harvesting techniques, better early warning systems and information sharing, and improved governance of communal lands and water spots. By improving linkages in the livestock value chain, PRIME also helps ensure profitable outlets for livestock sales when there is not enough feed available to support existing herd sizes. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Jan/2016

Last month (15 December 2015), ILRI researchers and agriculture sector partners in Nagaland discussed the process of ‘framing a pig breeding policy’ in the state at a workshop that reviewed current evidence from ongoing pig farming research. The meeting also generated recommendations for a pig breeding policy in the state, which among other goals, aims to develop pig breeds/cross-breeds that are adaptable, productive and appropriate for the smallholder pig farmers in Nagaland. Continue reading

ILRI Asia, Jan/2016

In case you missed it, earlier this year, Washington Post food–science columnist Tamar Haspel served up an interesting story in The Plate, a blog of National Geographic's Future of Food series. Her story's about a long-term research project's attempt to develop disease-resistant cattle for African farmers. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Dec/2015

This blog post highlights how WorldFish and its partners are collaborating to tackle emerging diseases in aquatic animals and developing better management practices to minimize their impact. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, Dec/2015

On 18 November 2015, The Lancet published a 5-paper series, Antimicrobials: Sustainable Access and Effectiveness, to mark the first World Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 Nov 2015).

AgHealth, Nov/2015

From August to October 2015, Dickson Ndoboli, an ILRI graduate fellow in the GIZ-funded, ILRI-led Safe Food, Fair Food project, was hosted by project partners at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, to continue his research on antibiotic resistance and plasmid profile analysis of Salmonella strains from Uganda. Resistance to antiinfective drugs can develop naturally in bacteria, … Continue reading

Safe Food Fair Food, Oct/2015

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Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Gad Milton Ochuka Owido
Research Technician
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa County
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa County
Hu Suk Lee
Post-doctoral scientist (veterinary epidemiologist)
Johanna Lindahl
Scientist

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People working on animal health

Amos Omore
ILRI-Tanzania Country Representative
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Barbara Wieland
Team Leader Herd Health
Elise Schieck
PostDoc
Gad Milton Ochuka Owido
Research Technician
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa County
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa
Haret Abdullahi Hambe
Field Coordinator - Garissa County

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