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Practical guides to recognise African Swine fever

The smallholder pg value chain project in Uganda recently produced two posters – for farmers and for butchers – giving information on how to recognize African Swine fever (ASF). Continue reading

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A meta-analysis of Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia

This systematic literature review was initiated due to lack of comprehensive information on the status and distribution of contagious caprine pleuropneumonia (CCPP) in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Mange-mite infestation in small ruminants in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis

Mange-mites are economically important ectoparasites of sheep and goats responsible for rejection or downgrading of skins in tanneries or leather industries in Ethiopia.The objective of this systematic review was to compute the pooled prevalence estimate and identify factors influencing mange-mite prevalence in sheep and goats at national level based on the available research evidence. Continue reading

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New biogas plant improves waste management in Kampala pig abattoir

On 25 February 2015, a newly-constructed biogas plant was handed over to the Wambizzi cooperative as one of the outputs of the smallholder pig value chain projects in Uganda. Construction of the plant was funded by Irish Aid through the ‘More Pork For and By the Poor’ project and by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) through the Safe Food, Fair Food project, both or which are implemented by ILRI in collaboration with Makerere University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) Continue reading

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Ugandan pig disease researcher, Joyce Akol, receives bioinformatics training through the BecA-ILRI HUB

Joyce Akol, a molecular biology MSc student with Makerere University and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), has been selected to participate in a two-week training organized by the Biosciences east and central Africa-ILRI (BecA-ILRI) Hub. Continue reading

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Participatory assessment of animal health constraints and husbandry practices in the Ugandan pig production system

From 25 to 29 August 2013, the 14th International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine (AITVM) was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The animal health work on the Ugandan pig value chains was presented by Michel Dione, postdoctoral scientist under the smallholder pig value chain development project and Kristina Rosel, joint … Continue reading

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Documenting disease prevalence in the Uganda pig value chain

A disease prevalence survey in Uganda’s Masaka, Mukono and Kamuli districts was recently undertaken by a team of ILRI researchers and postgraduate students from Makerere University. Led by Michel Dione, a post-doctoral fellow with the Smallholder Pig Value Chains Development (SPVCD) project, the activity contributes to the joint efforts of the SPVCD and Safe Food … Continue reading