DFID/UKAid fund British, ILRI, African genetics research to advance African livestock development
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DFID/UKAid fund British, ILRI, African genetics research to advance African livestock development

During the visit Ms Mordaunt also announced plans to develop the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health, which is based in both Edinburgh and Nairobi. The centre uses the most recent scientific advances in genetics and genomics that are being used by farmers in the UK and apply these to help smallholder dairy and poultry farmers in sub-Saharan Africa. Continue reading

ILRI / Pigs / Zoonotic Diseases

Aliens in human brains: Pig tapeworm is an alarming, and important, human disease worldwide

Pork infected with pig tapeworm cysts (photo credit: ILRI/Fahrion). An article in this month’s Discover Magazine reports on infection with pig tapeworm, or cysticercosis, a target disease of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) that is rare in the industrialized world but unfortunately not at all rare in poor countries. ‘. . . Before they … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / ILRI / Kenya / Zoonotic Diseases

Pig farmers in western Kenya help control epilepsy

A recent article in The New York Times highlights the findings of a research project focused on improving pig production and health in western Kenya that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) played a role in supporting. ILRI has been involved for several years in the efforts of the Cysticercosis Working Group of Central and … Continue reading