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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...
Study: Goat Milk Formula Could Benefit Infant Gut Health
A new laboratory study by RMIT, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, analysed two types of commercial goat milk formula, looking at oligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic that can boost the growth of beneficial bacteria and protect against harmful...
Ecologists report sighting rare wild goat species in Afghanistan
Based on field surveys in northern Afghanistan, Zalmai Moheb, an ecologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society's Afghanistan Program, with others, reported they have for the first time documented by direct observation the presence of two rare Asian...
Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Listening to Consumers to Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....

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