AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Progress in developing next generation vaccines for the control of East Coast fever.

Anna Lacasta1, James Nyagwange1, Nicholas Svitek1, Samuel Oyola1, Sonal Henson1, Lucilla Steinaa1, Vish Nene1, Ine de Goeyse2, Neena Mitter3, Michael Yu3, Fred Fellouse4, Neil King5 1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), 2Institute for Tropical Medicine, 3Univeristy of Queensland, 4Univeristy of Toronto, 5University of Washington. East Coast fever is present in 11 countries where roughly 28 million … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Vaccines

Malignant catarrhal fever – a wildebeest associated killer disease of cattle

Ironically, the 8th Wonder of the World, the annual wildebeest migration in east Africa, causes a recurring hardship to livestock farmers as wildebeest calving is associated with seasonal malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) outbreaks in cattle, that is often fatal. This has led to a traditional disease avoidance strategy by Maasai and other cattle owners, where … Continue reading

AHH / Animal Diseases / Capacity strengthening / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Small Ruminants

Introducing English and Swahili instructional videos on the patterns, signs, symptoms and control of Rift Valley fever

The aim of these short and practical video productions is to improve knowledge of Rift Valley fever and its control measures. To further encourage local communities to participate in surveillance and programs working to better prevent or control the disease, the videos have also been prepared in Swahili. Continue reading

New publication: Immune parameters to p67C antigen adjuvanted with ISA206VG correlate with protection against East Coast fever
Africa / AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / East Africa / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / Research / Tick Unit / Vaccines

New publication: Immune parameters to p67C antigen adjuvanted with ISA206VG correlate with protection against East Coast fever

Three doses of p67C antigen generated stronger immune responses than two doses. Antibody titres and CD4+ T-cell proliferation correlated with protection against East Coast fever. The number of doses could not be reduced from three to two without compromising the protection. Continue reading

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya
East Africa / ILRI / Kenya / Research

ILRI’s Kapiti livestock research station—and Kenyan and global public goods—imperiled by land grabs in Kenya

Originally posted on ILRI news:
Over the past several weeks, illegal attempts to grab land have escalated at Kapiti Plains Estate (now known as Kapiti research station), located about 60 km southeast of Nairobi along Mombasa Road, in Kenya’s Machakos County. Members of groups involved in the illegal sales have started trespassing and building illegal structures on…

Africa / AHH / Cattle / CBPP / Disease Control / East Africa / ILRI / Impact Assessment / Kenya / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Pastoralism / Vaccines

Micro-economic analysis of the potential impact of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia and its control by vaccination in Narok district of Kenya

There is inadequate herd and community level information on the impact of CBPP and its control by vaccination to allow adequate allocation of resources for CBPP control in affected ecosystems of Kenya. A study was designed in Narok district to provide this crucial information for the Maasai ecosystem. Continue reading