Animal Health / Chickens / Disease Control / East Africa / Ethiopia / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Sample Collection

Update on fieldwork in the chicken health for development project

Back row:   Yordanos Mekonnen, Eshetu Zerihun, Said Mohammed, Michael Temesgen, Gelane Kumssa , Judy Bettridge,  Camilla Brena, Alemayehu Guteta, Jibril Yusuf
Front row:  Zelalem Gutu, Marisol Collins

All fieldwork has now been completed. The eight villages selected to take part in the study have now been visited a total of 4 times each over the last two years. Eighty households in each village have been interviewed, and had two of their chickens examined. This gives us a grand total of 640 households, and 1280 chickens sampled!

In addition, 520 of those households selected to take part were revisited 6 months after they were initially recruited to the study. This enabled us to find out what happened to the chickens we sampled, and will allow us to look for factors which may predict which chickens are more likely to survive.

Chicken health team member at work in Ethiopia Chicken in Horro Woreda, Ethiopia Smallholder poultry production

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