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The occurrence of bacterial and viral pathogens in smallholder pig production systems in Uganda

This week’s Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a presentation on the occurrence of selected bacterial and viral pathogens in smallholder pig production systems in Uganda Continue reading

Africa / Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / PIL / Uganda / Value Chains

Value chain actors’ practices associated with the spread of African swine fever disease in smallholder pig systems in Uganda

This week’s Joint International Conference of the Association of Institutions for Tropical Veterinary Medicine and the Society of Tropical Veterinary Medicine featured a presentation on Value chain actors’ practices associated with the spread of African swine fever disease in smallholder pig systems in Uganda Continue reading

Africa / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Gender / Goats / ICARDA / ILRI / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Report / Research / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Women

Participatory epidemiology and household survey assesses role of gender in tackling diseases in small ruminants

From 15 -19 June 2016, a result dissemination workshop was held in Ethiopia to share findings of studies which used participatory tools and household surveys to understand disease constraints and gender roles in small ruminant management. Continue reading

Preventing small ruminant diseases through education in Ethiopia
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Preventing small ruminant diseases through education in Ethiopia

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. Continue reading

Animal health research to improve small ruminant productivity in Ethiopia
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Animal health research to improve small ruminant productivity in Ethiopia

Capacity development interventions for animal health workers can improve health of livestock, according to a poster developed by veterinarian Barbara Wieland at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). Wieland details a number of interventions, that if implemented, will help improve small ruminant productivity whilst increasing income and facilitating the lives of smallholders. Continue reading

Agri-Health / Animal Diseases / Animal Health / ASF / ASSP / Capacity Development / East Africa / Extension / Food Safety / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Pigs / Research / Uganda / Value Chains

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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Review of sheep crossbreeding in Ethiopia

The objective of this paper is to examine whether or not sheep crossbreeding is a feasible option to improve indigenous sheep breeds in developing countries using Ethiopian case as example. 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

Agri-Health / Animal Health / Article / ASSP / East Africa / Ethiopia / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Value Chains

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