Mycotoxins in livestock systems in developing countries
The European–African partnership for safe and efficient use of mycotoxin mitigation strategies in sub-Saharan Africa (MycoSafe-South) intends to harness the expertise and infrastructure available in Europe by strengthening the capacity of Southern partners to tackle the problem of mycotoxins and...
The project is a part of a consortium funded by the Wellcome Trust to study Bovine Tuberculosis in the Developing World. ILRI’s part involves determining cattle breed differences in immune response following vaccination with BCG, and following infection with Mycobacterium bovis. Our work will be...
Aflatoxins are highly toxic compounds produced by various species of the fungus Aspergillus. Higher levels of exposure can cause death and chronic exposure can lead to cancer. Children are especially susceptible to aflatoxins, which stunt their growth and development. Aspergillus flavus, a pathogen...