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April 5, 2013

Black insecticide-impregnated nets encircling livestock pens kill disease-carrying mosquitoes and flies Photo:©FAO/Simon Maina

Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock and boosts milk yields

Insecticide-treated nets control pests in animal shelters, reduce mosquitoes in homes
Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets – basically the same ones used to protect humans – are boosting livestock health and the lives of people depending on those animals, from dairy farms run mostly by women in Kenya to smallholder pig farms in Ghana. The knock-on benefit? With fewer insects around, people too are a lot less sick. [...]

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coverSupporting livelihoods and building resilience through Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) and small ruminant diseases control
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Genetic Resistance to Parasites in Small Ruminants

Experts from FAO have recently participated to the international workshop on “Genetic Resistance to Parasites in Small Ruminants”. A total of 59 participants from thirteen different countries, representing three continents (North and South America, Europe and Oceania) attended the workshop organized by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [...]
coverA manual for practitioners in community - based animal health outreach (CAHO) for highly pathogenic avian influenza [PDF]
coveronly spanishEducación Sanitaria y Abogacía para el Control Progresivo de la Fiebre Aftosa en la Región Andina ::: Directrices para el Diseño de Estrategias
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  from the field

Livestock Livelihood in Sudan: Seasonal Migration Update and Emergency Livestock Support

USAID renews its commitment and partnership with FAO to fight avian and pandemic influenza in Egypt

HPAI China Highlights bulletin n. 49 - 50

only spanishPlan continental para la erradicación de la Peste Porcina Clásica de las Américas – Boletín Nº1

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The fight against FMD contributes to the eradication of hunger

Strengthening the technical and management capacities of the Veterinary Services of the Andean Region in order to improve FMD control and eradication programs has been the main objective of the Integrated Regional Project for the Progressive Control of FMD [...]only spanish
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
9 April > Sun City, South Africa
6th FAO/IFIF International Feed Regulator Meeting
9-11 April > Izmir, Turkey
Strengthening Brucellosis Control in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
10-12 April > Sun City, South Africa
4th Global Feed & Food Congress
15-19 April > FAO HQ, Rome
Fortheenth Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

WHAT'S NEW
Upcoming regional workshop on brucellosis places progressive control roadmap into regional and country contexts
14th Session of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
4th WestEurasia Roadmap Meeting:
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