Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

Innovations for Prevention and Control of Livestock Diseases

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock systems develops innovative solutions to problems with livestock production and animal-source food consumption. Here are five one-page fact sheets about innovations that were developed for the prevention and control of livestock diseases.  

Each innovation is based on active or recently completed research projects we funded in the respective country. They are widely applicable for smallholder farmers and stakeholders across the developing world.

Five Innovation Summaries

  • Pathasure kits for diagnosing pathogens causing diarrhea in calves: This adapted technology uses a proven diagnostic test in Ethiopia.
  • Training approach to strengthen the detection of public good livestock diseases: This adapted approach supports adult learning regarding livestock diseases in Ethiopia.
  • Technology package for prevention and control of mastitis in dairy animals: This adapted technology provides a package of best practices to address livestock udder inflammation, in Nepal. 
  • Smartphone app for livestock disease reporting: This new technology uses an app to empower rural women to detect and report livestock diseases, in Nepal.
  • Best management practices for milk production and handling: This adapted practice provides a package for optimal management of healthy cows and milk, in Rwanda.

Each fact sheet provides a summary, quick facts, and an application of the innovation. These PDF pages may be printed or shared electronically. 

Citations of Innovation Summaries

Management Entity. June 2019. Innovation Summary: Pathasure kits for diagnosing pathogens causing diarrhea in calves. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/media/livestocklabifasufledu/pdf-/Smith_UC-Davis_ETHIOPIA_Innovation-Summaries_April-2019.pdf

Management Entity. June 2019. Innovation Summary: Training approach to strengthen detection of public good livestock diseases. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/media/livestocklabifasufledu/pdf-/Brown_UGA_ETHIOPIA_Innovation-Summaries_April-2019.pdf

Management Entity. June 2019. Innovation Summary: Technology package for prevention and control of mastitis in dairy animals. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/media/livestocklabifasufledu/pdf-/Sah_Heifer_NEPAL_Innovation-Summaries_April-2019.pdf

Management Entity. June 2019. Innovation Summary: Smartphone app for livestock disease reporting. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/media/livestocklabifasufledu/pdf-/Bowen_COState_NEPAL_Innovation-Summaries_April-2019.pdf

Management Entity. June 2019. Innovation Summary: Best management practices for milk production and handling. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. http://livestocklab.ifas.ufl.edu/media/livestocklabifasufledu/pdf-/Ndahetuye_UR_RWANDA_Innovation-Summaries_April-2019.pdf

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