CityU secures $35 million in funding to improve livestock and fish health

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City University of Hong Kong’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (JCC) has been granted close to HK$35 million in funding by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for three research projects to enhance the sustainability, health and production of local pig farms, poultry farms and fisheries.

Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, Chair Professor of One Health and Associate Dean (Research) of JCC, is leading two 2-year research projects – “Improving Pig Health and Production in Hong Kong” and “Improving Poultry Health and Production in Hong Kong.” Each project was granted HK$15 million by the Sustainable Agriculture Development Fund. A 2-year research project – “Improving Fish Health and Production in Hong Kong” – led by Prof Sophie St-Hilaire, Associate Head in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health at CityU, secured HK$5 million from the Sustainable Fisheries Development Fund.

JCC will employ dedicated veterinarians for both livestock projects, and work with 43 pig farmers and 28 poultry farmers in Hong Kong to help reduce production losses, thereby improving profitability, while reducing the risk of the spread of infectious diseases and the need for antimicrobials.

Period7 Jan 2019

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TitleCityU secures $35 million in funding to improve livestock and fish health
DescriptionCity University of Hong Kong’s Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (JCC) has been granted close to HK$35 million in funding by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for three research projects to enhance the sustainability, health and production of local pig farms, poultry farms and fisheries.

Prof Dirk Pfeiffer, Chair Professor of One Health and Associate Dean (Research) of JCC, is leading two 2-year research projects – “Improving Pig Health and Production in Hong Kong” and “Improving Poultry Health and Production in Hong Kong.” Each project was granted HK$15 million by the Sustainable Agriculture Development Fund. A 2-year research project – “Improving Fish Health and Production in Hong Kong” – led by Prof Sophie St-Hilaire, Associate Head in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health at CityU, secured HK$5 million from the Sustainable Fisheries Development Fund.
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Media name/outletCityU NewsCentre
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Date7/01/19
Linkhttps://newscentre.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2019/01/07/cityu-secures-35-million-funding-improve-livestock-and-fish-health
Title城大獲資助研港豬安全生B
Description香港城市大學賽馬會動物醫學及生命科學院近日有3個研究項目,獲漁農自然護理署撥款近3,500萬元,資助研究改善豬隻、家禽及魚類的健康及生產方法,以促進本地養豬業、家禽業及水產養殖業的可持續發展。

學院副院長(研究)兼健康一體化講座教授Dirk Pfeiffer的兩個研究項目各為期兩年,分別名為「改善香港豬隻健康及生產」及「改善香港家禽健康及生產」,各獲農業持續發展基金撥款1,500萬元。

至於由傳染病及公共衛生學系副系主任沈藹莉領導、為期兩年的「改善香港的魚類健康和生產」研究,則獲漁業持續發展基金撥款500萬元。
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Media name/outlet香港文匯報
PlaceHong Kong
Media typeWeb
Producer/Author高鈺
Date7/01/19
Linkpaper.wenweipo.com/2019/01/07/ED1901070005.htm