Agri-Health / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Epidemiology / ILRI / ILRI40 / Impact Assessment / LiveGene / Research

The global impact of ILRI’s epidemiology expertise: An impact narrative

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

A4NH / AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / East Africa / ILRI / ILRI40 / LiveGene / Research / Tanzania

The known and the unknowns: A multipathogen survey to identify diseases in cattle in Tanzania

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

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / Article / Epidemiology / ILRI / ILRI40 / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research / Vaccines

ILRI initiative seeks new-generation vaccines against major livestock diseases

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

A4NH / Animal Breeding / Animal Health / Computing / ILRI / Kenya / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Introduction to ngombe-watch cow monitoring system

In the research of animal health and productivity, there is need to monitor the movement, temperature and restlessness of animals. We do believe that the well being of an animal can be inferred from its movement and restlessness. While it is hard to know the well being of an animal without collecting samples conducting biological … Continue reading

Animal Health / Emerging Diseases / ILRI / LiveGene / Research / Zoonotic Diseases

Research shows that domestic pigs are a potential reservoir for Ndumu virus – Highlighting our Publications

An abstract from the ‘Viral metagenomics demonstrates that domestic pigs are a potential reservoir for Ndumu virus‘ report published in the Virology Journal. Background The rising demand for pork has resulted in a massive expansion of pig production in Uganda. This has resulted in increased contact between humans and pigs. Pigs can act as reservoirs … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / CBPP / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

What is known, what is unknown and what do we need to know in order to better control lung plague in Africa

A successful Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) meeting was held in ILRI-Addis on the 25-26 Jan, 2013.  The meeting was sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), German and international development cooperation (GTZ) and the Livestock and Fish CGIAR Research Program. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the current status of CBPP … Continue reading