Podcast: Model practices in transboundary disease control & eradication
Posted by Patricia Lumba on 13 September 2021 3:25 PM CAT
In this episode Njoki Thuo and Wayne Wafula (Standard Media Group) talk to Dr. Henry Wamwayi who is a Micro-biologist and veterinarian with the AU-IBAR. The discussion focuses on a livestock disease of economic importance, PPR - Peste des Petits Ruminants also known as sheep and goat plague. PPR infected and at risk countries are home to approximately 1.7 billion heads – around 80 percent – of the global population of sheep and goats. It is estimated that this disease causes annual economic losses of up to USD 2.1 billion. Looking beyond this figure, 300 million families are at risk of losing their livelihoods, food security, and employment opportunities. Hopefully at the end of this episode you will have a better understanding of the disease, how to identify and control it in your flock once it is affected.
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