UK Studies Livestock Health to Prevent Epidemics

The U.K. Department for International Development, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the government of Scotland are funding a 13 million program to study foot-and-mouth disease, goat plague and other animal diseases in developing countries, the U.K. Press Association reports. The goal is to help farmers who rely on livestock for income as well as protect the U.K. from such diseases.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.