In the early 1920s, William Twort and Felix d’Herelle co-discovered bacteriophages, also known as phages. These are viruses that can infect and kill bacteria and can be found everywhere bacteria exist such as inside plants, animals, the soil and oceans. The concept of using phages to treat disease-causing bacterial infections was used to fight the …
Today, more than a hundred key partners in African livestock development, including African ministers, senior policymakers and other dignitaries, have gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, to launch new and notable products that improve our understanding of the incalculable value held in Africa’s indigenous animal genetic resources, many of which are threatened by extinction and must be protected
In partnership with Kenya’s Directorate of Veterinary Services, ILRI embarked on a 12-month long research project that culminated in the creation of a diagnostic tool to develop improved vaccines for infectious bursal disease.
At ILRI, African swine fever research began in early 2000 with a focus on the epidemiology and socio-economic impacts of the disease. ILRI scientists and partners are currently working on developing vaccines for the disease using the CRISPR-cas genome editing system.
The ‘Bihar Livestock Master Plan’, launched earlier this year, describes public and private investments that can significantly grow and sustain and modernize the livestock sector in this state.
A particularly sane, sensible and equitable news report—one that takes an uncommon global perspective about optimal meat consumption—reviews recent diet guidelines recommended by some of the world’s foremost scientists in diet-, health- and environment-related fields and published in a leading medical journal.
A team of researchers investigating chicken diseases in Ethiopia has discovered that there is far greater genetic diversity in that seemingly nondescript bird than meets the eye, a discovery that could help boost the productivity of small-scale chicken farms throughout Africa. The study was published in this month’s issue of Nature Sustainability by scientists from …