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The simple truth behind sheepdog behaviour
Puzzled as to how one sheepdog can herd dozens of sheep, scientists investigated this remarkable feat using both computer models and experiments in the field....
Mastitis in Sheep and Goats
Mastitis in sheep and goats is important because it can reduce productivity of the animals and farm profitability....
History of native Welsh sheep breeds revealed
The genetic integrity of native Welsh sheep breeds combined with contemporary scientific techniques will develop the commercial flocks of the future....
Understanding the socioeconomic impact of Foot and Mouth Disease control in Kenya
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a viral disease of cloven-hooved animals that causes lesions in the mouth and on the feet, alongside generalised illness. It affects cows, sheep, goats and pigs, and although they recover after a couple of weeks, it causes...
Scientists Estimate Impact of Pox Viruses on Nigerian Farms
Scientists from The Pirbright Institute have shown that outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD), sheeppox and goatpox (SGP) have an immediate and long-lasting impact on the livelihoods of farmers in North-East Nigeria....
Ancient DNA is revealing the origins of livestock herding in Africa
Visitors to East Africa are often amazed by massive herds of cattle with a gorgeous array of horn, hump and coat patterns. Pastoralism – a way of life centered around herding – is a central part of many Africans’ identity. It’s also a key economic...

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