Ethiopia

Chicken health and production constraints in Ethiopia

Research, led by MSc student Emmanuelle Sambo, has identified key constraints to health services and production for village chickens in Ethiopia. The study, focused on Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, included 71 poultry keepers (41 backyard and 30 semi-intensive chicken producers). Although women played an important role in backyard production systems, semi-intensive farms were more likely to … Continue reading

Ethiopia

Infection interactions in Ethiopian village chickens

Work lead by PhD student Judy Bettridge has been published in “Preventive Veterinary Medicine”: Bettridge, J.M., Lynch, S.E., Brena, C., Melese, K., Dessie, T., Gutu, Z., Desta, T.T., Rushton, S., Hanotte, O., Kaiser, P., Wigley, P., and Christley, R.M. (2014) Infection interactions in Ethiopian village chickens. Preventive Veterinary Medicine [link] The findings highlight a number … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Chickens / Ecotypes / Ethiopia / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock Challenges / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Preliminary findings on the phenotypic diversity of two Ethiopian village chicken ecotypes presented at an international population and genetics meeting.

Preliminary phenotypic findings by Takele Taye (PhD student, The University of Nottingham and ILRI) were presented in a poster titled ‘ Phenotypic diversity of two Ethiopian village chicken ecotypes’ at The 45th Population Genetics Group meeting, The University of Nottingham 4-7th January 2012. Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Capacity building / Chickens / Diagnostics / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Regions

Working towards optimal flock health for better production

Working towards optimal flock health for better production’ Dr Kannan Ganapathy (Gana), Lecturer in avian infectious diseases (The University of Liverpool), worked with the poultry case team at the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research to identify  short and long term areas for improvement.  At the recent Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research Training Workshop (7-9th Dec … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Capacity building / Chickens / Ecotypes / Ethiopia / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH

Defining the prevalence and distribution of genetic markers of resistance within Ethiopian poultry ecotypes

Work is underway to define the prevalence and distribution of genetic markers of resistance within and between well-defined local Ethiopian poultry ecotypes.  This week, Takele Taye (PhD student ILRI and The University of Nottingham) starts to extract DNA from chicken blood samples collected during the recent field sampling. Takele Taye (PhD student, ILRI and The … Continue reading