Livestock health

Livestock and beekeeping

Theme pack

Here is our theme pack for November, this time all about livestock health.
Many rural farmers have poor or even no access to veterinary services and medicines, and may be unaware of the value of preventative health care. Use these resources to learn and promote animal health and the services offered by veterinary paraprofessionals.Veterinary paraprofessionals help farmers keep their animals healthy by providing advice and access to medicines to treat sick animals.

This pack has eleven elements, including three backgrounders, one radio spot, three interview scripts, and four Barza Wire stories.


Preventive livestock healthcare and veterinary paraprofessionals 
Managing livestock diseases: Mycoplasmosis and coccidiosis
A guide for broadcasters to some important livestock diseases

Radio Spot

Radio spots on veterinary paraprofessionals and animal health

What the new rules for animal health technicians in South Africa mean for AHTs and farmers
External parasites of chickens: Impact and management 

Suggested interview questions
Questions about veterinary paraprofessionals

Barza Wire stories
South Africa: New regulations aim to increase farmers’ access to animal health experts
Uganda: Trained women veterinary paraprofessionals help livestock farmers keep animal healthy, boost income
Nigeria: Farmers and veterinary paraprofessionals collaborate to prevent and treat livestock diseases
Zambia: Livestock farmer copes with climate change by keeping fodder for use in dry season 

The following resources are also available in Swahili:
Utangulizi katika kuthibiti magonjwa ya mifugo: Ugonjwa wa mfumo wa hewa na ugonjwa wa kuhara damu 
Mwongozo kwa watangazaji kwa magonjwa ya mifugo 

The following resource is also available in Amharic:
የቁም ከብት በሽታዎችን ስለመቆጣጠር አጠቃላይ መረጃ :- Coccidiosis በበጎች እና በፍየሎች
የዶሮዎች ውጫዊ ጥገኛ ተዋሲያን፤ ተፅዕኖ እና ቁጥጥር/አስተዳደር

We hope that this kind of “one-stop shop” on selected topics is useful, and that you can use the resources in this month’s theme pack to make effective programming on animal health.

Please use and enjoy these resources. Let us know if they’re useful—and exactly how you use them!