Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam
ILRI / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam / Zoonotic Diseases

Collaborators begin new One Health study of avian influenza viruses in Vietnam

In January, a team of human, animal, and environmental health investigators began an ambitious surveillance project to detect novel influenza viruses among poultry in Vietnam. The surveillance will involve collecting more than 5,000 field samples during a 12-month time period at live bird markets in Hanoi and three of Vietnam’s northern provinces.
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ILRI to collaborate with Chinese Academy of Sciences in chicken genetics project
China / ILRI / Poultry / Southeast Asia

ILRI to collaborate with Chinese Academy of Sciences in chicken genetics project

The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Sino-Africa Joint Research Centre (SAJOREC) of the Chinese Academic Sciences (CAS) have started research collaboration in agriculture, biodiversity, geosciences, microbiology and resource management through the African Chicken Genetic Gains (ACGG) project. Continue reading

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market
Asia / Poultry / Southeast Asia / Vietnam

Bioaerosol sampling to detect avian influenza virus in Hanoi’s largest live poultry market

In October 2017, ILRI researchers and partners from Vietnam and US conducted a pilot study of aerosol sampling surveillance in a large wholesale live bird market in Hanoi. Of the air samples collected during a three-week period, 90% were positive for molecular evidence of influenza A. These results were positively associated with molecular results from oropharyngeal swab samples collected from chickens and ducks. Noninvasive bioaerosol samplers may serve as an early warning screening tool for novel influenza virus detection in live bird markets. Continue reading

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists
Animal Breeding / Capacity Strengthening / China / East and Southeast Asia / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Poultry / Research / Southeast Asia

Developing capacity and South–South cooperation on livestock research: Beijing joint lab hosts three visiting scientists

Three scientists from South Asia are taking part in a six-week research visit at the Joint Laboratory on Livestock and Forage Genetic Resources (JLLFGR) in Beijing, China. This lab is jointly run by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) and has been operating since 2004. Continue reading

Asia / Bangladesh / Goats / ILRI / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock / Pakistan / Pigs / Poultry / South Asia / Southeast Asia / Sri Lanka / Vietnam

Maintaining indigenous farm animal diversity in Asia

Over the years, genetic diversity of indigenous livestock populations have been in a clear state of decline – due to a combination of factors, including but not confined to: Increased crossbreeding aimed at improving animal productivity; Neglect arising from shifts in social settings, production systems and falls in the market demand for certain animal products; … Continue reading