Animal Health / Capacity building / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Liverpool MSc students visit Debre Zeit and the field sites

Sally Hutton, Emmanuel Sambo and Alex Harvey, three students undertaking their MScs in Veterinary Science, recently visited the ILRI-EIAR-Liverpool joint chicken health lab in Debre Zeit as part of their placement module. This module enables the students to gain first hand experience of animal health and disease control practice and research. Whilst in Debre Zeit … Continue reading

Animal Health / Capacity building / Ethiopia / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Professor Pete Kaiser (project co-investigator) and Lisa Rothwell visit the CH4D sites

Professor Pete Kaiser (project co-investigator) and Lisa Rothwell, from the Roslin Institute University of Edinburgh spent two weeks, May 2 -17, 2012 in the laboratory and helping with fieldwork . After a “relaxing” few days of laboratory work in International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) – the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR) – Liverpool joint chicken … 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

Africa / Capacity building / Chickens / Ethiopia / Genetics

New MSc students join the Chicken Health 4 Development team

Two MSc students from Ethiopia will be completing their research project with the Chicken Health 4 Development team.  Eskinder Aklilu from Haramaya University Ethiopia, will be investigating ‘On-farm phenotypic characterization of indigenous chickens and chicken production systems in Horro and Jarso Districts, Oromia, Ethiopia’.  Brehanu Abera from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Addis Ababa University … Continue reading

Capacity building / Chickens / Diagnostics / Ethiopia / Laboratory

Paul Wigley visits the laboratory

Dr Paul Wigley, Reader in Foodborne Zoonoses, The University of Liverpool, spent 10 days in the laboratory. Paul was kept busy investigating the cause of disease in several clinical animals at the breeding facility with Judy Bettridge (PhD student) and Tadiose Habte (Poultry Veterinarian, EIAR).  Paul also presented a seminar detailing several poultry diseases and … Continue reading

Capacity building / Diagnostics / Ethiopia / Laboratory

3rd year Animal Science Students visit the laboratory

Students from Jijiga University visited the laboratory today as part of an EIAR tour.  Students gained an insight into the project and had an opportunity to observe avian ectoparasites and blood smears under the microscope.  Students were interested the endoparasitic burden in the village chickens and the impact of Newcastle Disease virus on village poultry … Continue reading