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

Following the vaccine that wiped out rinderpest, a new vaccine against sheep and goat plague proves promising
AHH / Animal Diseases / Goats / ILRI / LIVESTOCKCRP / PPR / Sheep / Small Ruminants / Vaccines

Following the vaccine that wiped out rinderpest, a new vaccine against sheep and goat plague proves promising

Originally posted on ILRI news:
A Tunisian man carries a sheep suffering from peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, a highly contagious animal disease affecting small ruminants. Once introduced, the virus can infect up to 90% of an animal heard and the disease kills anywhere from 30 to 70%…

Africa / Animal Diseases / East Africa / Goats / Kenya / LiveGene / LIVESTOCK-FISH / PPR / Small Ruminants / Vaccines

Minimum fully protective doses of adenovirus-based DIVA vaccine against peste des petits ruminants virus challenge in East African goats

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes an economically important disease of sheep and goats, primarily in developing countries. It is becoming the object of intensive international control efforts. Current vaccines do not allow vaccinated and infected animals to be distinguished (no DIVA capability). Continue reading