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:
- to cut death rates and reproductive losses in dairy cattle in Ethiopia, Nigeria and Tanzania;
- to track livestock performance;
- 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