For a healthy corral, run, herd or flock 
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CTA. 2002. For a healthy corral, run, herd or flock . Spore 98. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Community-based animal health care in East Africa. Experiences and case studies with particular reference to Kenya
When in the 1970s and later many governments of ACP countries had to reform their economies and cut back on public expenses, veterinary services were not spared the suffering. One reaction was for commercial enterprises to jump into this service gap. Privately-run artificial insemination, pest control programmes and clinical services are but a few examples of this. At the same time, the idea that rural communities had to develop self reliance in many ways started to gain ground. This do-it-your-self thinking also applied to animal health care services for farm animals and community-based animal health care (CBAHC) was born. In two well-documented publications, the Intermediate Technology Development Group East Africa (ITDG-EA) have laid down their experiences in years of supporting and setting up community based services in this field. Community-based animal health care in East Africa describes the history of CBAHC services in Kenya and gives a step-by-step overview on how to set up a CBAHC service and how to operate it, evaluate it and consequently re-direct it. The book offers advice on training requirements for CBAHC workers and trainers, and presents 13 case studies of Kenyan CBAHC services. The role of community-based animal health care in rural development builds on the previous book and can be considered more as a handbook on CBAHC and is a reference book for rural development workers throughout East Africa. The role of community-based animal health care in rural development By ITDG-EA, 2001. 184 pp. ISBN 9966 931 15 5 US$ 8 Euro 9.10 Community-based animal health care in East Africa. Experiences and case studies with particular reference to Kenya By ITDG-EA, 2000. 140 pp. ISBN 9966 931 04 x US$ 13 Euro 14.75 ITDG-EA PO Box 39493, 00623 Nairobi, Kenya Fax : +254 2 71 00 83