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Navigating upstream and downstream research: reflections from the Livestock and Fish animal health flagship

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief brings together some overall experiences of these scientists conducting a range of field- and laboratory-based research. Continue reading

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Pig vaccines and diagnostics for African swine fever in Uganda

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews the vaccines and diagnostics tools and approaches developed and implemented to address pig diseases in Uganda. Continue reading

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Improving cattle health in Tanzania: Some lessons from the Livestock and Fish program

In late 2016, the CGIAR Research Program on Livestock and Fish produced several synthesis products, including a series of briefs on its animal health work carried out between 2012 and 2016. This brief reviews interventions and tools to address priority diseases affecting cattle in Tanzania and outlines the lessons Continue reading

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Journey starts to an improved vaccine to control East Coast fever

On 27-29 January 2014, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus in Kenya hosted discussions on ways to ‘wrestle’ the African cattle disease known as East Coast fever to the ground.

Experts from the fields of East Coast fever research, bovine immunology, parasitology and genomics met to discuss how to develop a new-generation vaccine to protect cattle from this lethal disease. A new ‘subunit’ vaccine could better control this disease that is causing farmers distress and uncertainty in countries of eastern, central and southern Africa where it is now endemic. Continue reading