Monthly Archives: March 2015

ILRI scientists put livestock squarely on the (human) health table

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
For the November 2011 ‘liveSTOCK Exchange’ event at ILRI, Delia Grace will lead a one-hour session on some of the urgent, complex and fascinating issues at the interface of human and animal health … Watch…

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ILRI warns of health dangers of global livestock boom

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
‘The livestock boom could increase the number of animal plagues while further compromising food security. ‘The Deputy Director General of research at the International Livestock Research Institute – ILRI John McDermott said increasing the numbers…

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Get local livestock keepers involved in disease surveillance–ILRI’s John McDermott

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Participants at a conference on ‘Leveraging Agriculture for Human Nutrition and Health’, which has just ended in New Delhi, heard that livestock intensification in developing countries, especially in Africa and Asia, may increase the incidence…

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Cattle disease vaccine launched 30 years after invention

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
An effective vaccine that languished, underused, for 30 years after its invention has finally been released commercially as a result of a new scheme for getting innovation into practice. The vaccine protects cattle against the…

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New battle starts up against the ‘cancer/malaria’ of cattle in Africa

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Pipetting in one of ILRI’s animal health laboratories (photo credit: ILRI/David White). (From Business Daily): ‘An international livestock agency has received an $11 million (Sh935 million) grant for developing a new East Coast Fever vaccine.…

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