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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…

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%…

Green Mountain-ILRI agreement to make high-quality monoclonal antibodies detecting infectious cattle diseases more available worldwide
AHH / Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / ILRI / Kenya

Green Mountain-ILRI agreement to make high-quality monoclonal antibodies detecting infectious cattle diseases more available worldwide

Green Mountain Antibodies has signed an agreement with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) of Nairobi, Kenya to produce and distribute monoclonal antibodies that detect infectious disease markers in cattle. Continue reading

Niall MacHugh
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Niall MacHugh

Originally posted on ILRI news:
In sadness, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) reports that Niall MacHugh, a long-term former scientist at ILRI and its predecessor, the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD), died 21 Mar 2017. Niall MacHugh was quiet about all his accomplishments. He was an expert in invisible, hard, life…

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

AHH / Cattle / Disease Control / ECF / ILRI / LIVESTOCK-FISH / LIVESTOCKCRP / Vaccines

Approaches to vaccination against Theileria parva and Theileria annulata

There is a great deal of similarity in the immunopathology, genomics and biology of T. parva and T. annulata. Similar protective immune responses are directed against the sporozoite and schizont stages of the parasites, and it is remarkable that many candidate sporozoite and schizont antigens are also so similar to each other. Hence, advances in development of subunit vaccines against one parasite species are likely to be readily applicable to the other. Continue reading

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

How to validate an antigen candidate for T. parva

The ECF consortium is aiming at producing a vaccine that would trigger both an antibody response and a T cell dependent response. Thanks to the whole genome sequence of Theileria parva and its annotation, we have short listed hundreds of antigen candidates, but the number of antigen candidate that can be tested in cattle is limited. How do we narrow down the list of candidates to a handful that can be studied rigorously in live experiments? Continue reading