Animal Health / Chickens / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Update on CH4D socioeconomics research in Ethiopia

Zelalem Gutu and the survey group A general socioeconomic and CVM survey was conducted in 2011 in two rural areas of Ethiopia, Horro and Jarso. Data gathered during this survey time is now being analysed. Primary analysis of CVM data was completed and first draft of the work was shared to supervisors. A descriptive report … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Disease Control / Ethiopia / ILRI / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Sample Collection

Members of the CH4D project team get together in the UK

Members of the CH4D project team got together in May for an enjoyable two day retreat in the Peak District, in Central England. Detailed discussion of current work and results is ensuring ongoing close collaboration between all partners – as well as enabling planning for further activities. Special thanks to Judy for baking delicious chicken … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Sample Collection

Collection of CH4D chicken health and disease data is complete

  After several months of processing and cleaning, a completed database is now in use for all 1280 birds sampled by the study, complete with their health, management, disease screening and follow-up data. Serological results from the ELISA tests have been explored in order to check their quality and determine the best methods to deal … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Disease Control / Ethiopia / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

CH4D project presents on infectious bursal disease

At Liverpool, as well as examining what factors make farmers more likely to report disease in their birds, we will be looking at some diseases in more detail, in order to identify potential risk factors for some of the more important diseases. We have already performed some further analyses with infectious bursal disease virus serology, … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Sample Collection

Update on CH4D ectoparasite study in Ethiopia

A study to identify and map the distribution of ectoparasites in scavenging chicken populations in Horro and Jarso as part of the CH4D project is now complete. The results from direct bird examinations show that indigenous breed flocks in the regions studied are infested with a diverse range of ectoparasites, including lice, mite and tick … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / Disease Control / East Africa / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Eskinder Aklilu and Berhanu Abera complete their masters theses working with CH4D project

 Two Ethiopian Masters students have now completed their theses working with the project. Berhanu Abera has obtained the degree of MVSc in Tropical Veterinary Epidemiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University. His thesis was entitled “A longitudinal study of epidemiological occurrence of antibodies against Newcastle Disease affecting village indigenous chickens … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Ch4D project hands over the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research laboratory

The laboratory at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, which was set up by the project two years ago, has now been handed over to the Ethiopian staff working in poultry research at the Institute. It maintains the capacity to continue serological, bacteriological and coprological testing, and it is hoped that it will continue to … Continue reading