Monthly Archives: June 2017

New community animal health platforms to guide participatory improvement of livestock in four regions of Mali

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
Participants of a community animal health platform facilitators training in Mali (photo credit: ILRI/Michel Dione). Four community animal health platforms (CAHPs) have been formed to harness collective action in addressing…

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WorldFish breeding program produces 15th generation of improved GIFT tilapia

Originally posted on CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish:
At WorldFish, the long-running selective breeding program for the Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia (GIFT) strain is fundamental to its efforts to improve livelihoods and food security in Asia, the Pacific…

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New publication warns of rising use of antibiotics and other antimicrobial drugs in farm animals

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Antimicrobial consumption in chickens (A) & pigs (B) in 2010. Figure from PNAS paper: Global trends in antimicrobial use in food animals, published 20 Mar 2015 by Thomas Van Boeckel, Tim Robinson and others. As reported…

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Recent drought-induced livestock losses in East Africa mask deeper problem of animal feed scarcities

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Cattle grazing on Brachiaria grass at the ILRI campus in Nairobi, Kenya (photo credit: ILRI/Collins Mutai). The following excerpts are taken from an opinion piece published by An Notenbaert, a former scientist with ILRI for 11…

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Why (and how) human health (and development) depends on animal health—OIE’s Monique Eloit

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
South African cattle dead from a devastating outbreak of rinderpest, 1896 (photographer unknown; public domain image). The following are excerpts of an opinion piece written by Monique Eloit, director general of the World Organisation for Animal…

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