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20.09.19

Scientists test an experimental vaccine against malignant catarrhal fever in cattle

For Maasai pastoralists each of their cattle is an important source of food. | © Veterinarians without Borders

For Maasai pastoralists each of their cattle is an important source of food. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The annual migration of wildebeest between the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara in East Africa attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. For the Maasai, this is an unfavourable time. It implies danger for their livestock, because wildebeest are vectors of the dreaded malignant catarrhal fever, a fatal viral disease of cattle and sheep. An international team of scientists has tested the first attenuated vaccine against this dreaded disease. The results are promising! Find more information here.

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17.09.20:

Veterinarians are rare in Africa and often unaffordable for small farmers or pastoralists. Therefore, Veterinarians without Borders has enabled young Maasai to be trained as veterinarians to ensure the health of farm animals on site. | © Veterinarians without Borders

The importance of veterinarians for food safety

Veterinarians play a key role in food safety. Not only are they the first persons to contact...

14.09.20:

People in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to food fraud. | © Veterinarians without Borders

Our work in the slums of African megacities

For the past few years, Veterinarians without Borders has been on track of global food fraud. In...

11.09.20:

FAO's 75th anniversary in view of global COVID-19 pandemic

This year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates its 75th anniversary. With the...

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Bernadeta Philipo auf ihrem Süßkartoffelfeld. In dem Video zeigt sie uns die traditionelle Art des Dampfgarens.| © Tierärzte ohne Grenzen

Dampfgaren auf traditionelle Art

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John Laffa sends Christmas greetings from Tanzania

Our Tanzanian employee John Laffa wishes all supporters and friends of Veterinarians without...

Maasai student Lucas Moreto successfully finishes diploma course!

We congratulate our Maasai student Lucas Moreto! As reported, Lucas is studying law at the TUDARCO...

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