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Case Study 3

Livestock Diseases

This case study builds on a long-term programme of social scientific work on trypanosomiasis led by Salome Bukachi.

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Trypanosomiasis is a re-emerging disease that causes severe production losses in livestock and sleeping sickness in humans, affecting the livelihoods of some of the poorest rural communities in Africa. This case study will analyse how legacies of longer-term governmental attention to this disease have combined with more recent investments to (i) shape different forms of integration between animal and human health systems, and (ii) inform formal and informal infrastructures for the management of livestock disease, including through veterinary interventions and modes of care for animals in domestic and farming contexts. This case study will also explore how people engage with animal disease control efforts and how livestock disease control impacts multispecies lives and livelihood practices.