Crucial to preventing animal diseases is helping farmers understand how certain diseases spread. Researchers at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have developed an information poster and leaflet about the parasitic disease coenurosis which affects sheep an goats.
The poster and leaflet to be distributed in villages and local animal health centres around Ethiopia, highlights the causes of coenurosis and what farmers can do to prevent the spread of this parasite. ILRI hopes that by reducing the spread of this disease, it will increase the health of their small ruminants.
Story by Camille Hanotte
This activity was conducted jointly by the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded SmaRT project – Improving the Performance of Pro-Poor Sheep and Goat Value Chains for Enhanced Livelihoods, Food and Nutrition Security in Ethiopia.