More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease
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More research on African swine fever is urgently needed: No cure, no vaccine and no treatment yet exists for this lethal pig disease

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Pigs at the Drestry Farm Industry commercial farm in Asia (photo credit: ILRI/Stevie Mann). African swine fever is a highly contagious viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs. It kills nearly 100% of the pigs it infects. The good news is that the African swine fever virus does not infect…

ILRI research on animal health and food safety featured at 15th symposium of veterinary epidemiology and economics
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ILRI research on animal health and food safety featured at 15th symposium of veterinary epidemiology and economics

Findings from animal health and food safety research by scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners were presented at the 15th International Symposium of Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics (ISVEE 15) that was held 12-16 November 2018 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Continue reading

Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development
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Transforming livelihoods in South Asia through sustainable livestock research and development

On 13 and 14 November 2018, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) convened a regional workshop with partners from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. Together with ILRI senior staff and scientists, participants from public and private institutions reviewed country development outcomes, agricultural priorities and constraints and potential contributions of the livestock sector in the region. Continue reading

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Vietnam-based project to design key maps and tools for managing climate-sensitive diseases

On 22 December 2017 animal and human health experts gathered in Hanoi, Vietnam to discuss ways of disseminating the findings and recommendations of a ‘Surveillance and early-warning systems for climate-sensitive diseases in Vietnam and Laos’, or Pestforecast project. Continue reading

Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains
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Vietnam PigRISK project team shares findings on improving food safety in pig value chains

At the workshops, the project team reported key results of PigRISK achieved from June 2012 to May 2017 which focused on assessing food safety issues such as microbiological risk assessment of Salmonella, assessment of heavy metals and antibiotics residue in carcasses and feed, risk factors of contaminations along the value chains; and overall assessment of animal (pig) production and health. Continue reading

New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam
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New project on health surveillance of novel respiratory viruses kicks off in Vietnam

A training workshop on emerging respiratory virus threats was organized 10-13 April 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. A primary objective of the research projects is to examine the ecology of four types of respiratory viruses circulating in the north of Vietnam including influenza A, B, C, and D, adenoviruses, coronaviruses, and enteroviruses. Secondary objectives include infrastructure development through capacity building of diagnostics among Vietnamese professionals in the animal and human sectors within a One Health context. Continue reading