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Ethiopian chicken health 4 development project completes second field sampling in November 2011


The field team (staff and students from ILRI, EIAR, The University of Liverpool, The University of Nottingham and Alemya Agriculture University) have returned from Horro and Jarso Woredas.

Chickens sampled in the first season were re-visited and another 400 randomly selected chickens from 8 villages were examined.  Of the chickens examined in May,  5 % (Jarso) and 37% (Horro) had died from disease over the Ethiopian wet season.  The Chicken Health 4 Development project team is currently investigating the cause of these mortalities.

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