Scottish Veterinary researchers working to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The teams are based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, at Glasgow University and at Scotland’s Rural College. They have received £5.5 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The three programmes are:

  1. to cut death rates and reproductive losses in dairy cattle in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania;
  2. to track livestock performance;
  3. to fund the development of veterinary techniques for use in developing countries.

This news comes only months after another Scottish university project to help developing countries:

Scottish university research to help developing nations remove arsenic from water supplies

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/scotland-based-researchers-bid-to-improve-livestock-health-in-africa/

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