Experts in India met in a recent regional workshop to design a comprehensive African swine fever (ASF) management plan in response to the negative impacts of the disease on the livelihoods of millions of farmers in the northeast of the country.
A strategic consultation meeting to explore ways to prevent transboundary infectious diseases (TAD) from the livestock and poultry sectors of South Asian countries was jointly organized by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture (BAAG) on 15 February 2022.
In October 2019, senior officials from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Department of Biotechnology of the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology (NIAB) held discussion to explore collaboration opportunities in livestock research for development in the country.
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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…
Classical Swine Fever (CSF) is a highly contagious, potentially fatal viral disease caused by positive sense RNA virus affecting pigs of all ages It is endemic in Northeast India.
Twenty per cent increases in pig meat demand per year. Forty per cent deficits in the supply of goat meat relative to demand. And an eighty five percent shortfall in the domestic availability of classical swine fever vaccine. These are a few examples of the challenges that the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) led ‘Enhancing …
While vaccines remain the most cost-effective medical and veterinary interventions for controlling disease, opportunities also exist to improve animal health by improving existing veterinary services and access by poor livestock keepers to those services