Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry / Zoonotic Diseases

Update on laboratory work in the chicken health for development project

Chickens have had a variety of samples taken; blood will allow us to look for different diseases which may be circulating in the population, and also allows us to look at the genetics of the local chicken population. We take faeces to look for internal parasites, such as worms and the protozoan parasite Eimeria, which … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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

Camilla Brena joins the chicken health in Ethiopia project team

Welcome to Camilla Brena, who has joined the project Team. Camilla is a vet who has just completed her PhD investigating Campylobacter in chickens. She has got straight into the project, participating in the last phase of the fieldwork and helping to complete the laboratory work in the lab at EIAR. Continue reading

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

Rob Christley visits the ILRI-EIAR-Liverpool joint chicken health laboratory in Debre Zeit

Rob Christley, CH4D project Principal Investigator (PI) and Reader in Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool spent 7 days (beginning of May 2012) in Debre Zeit and Addis Ababa. As well as meeting with the team and partner organisations. Rob assisted Brehanu Abera to undertake data analysis. Brehanu, an MSc student at the Addis Ababa … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Indigenous Breeds / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Token of appreciation to villagers from CH4D project

As a token of appreciation to the villagers who have been supporting the study, the CH4D project team purchased some school books which have been donated to eight schools in two of the project districts (four schools per district) where the projects field work is carried out. It is hoped that this resource can in … Continue reading

Animal Health / Chickens / East Africa / Ethiopia / Indigenous Breeds / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Third round of Chicken Health 4 Development Fieldwork completed

The teams, comprising staff and students from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), The Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research (EIAR), University of Liverpool and Haramaya University, have completed a third successful round of field visits to farmers in Horro and Jarso woredas (districts) (April / May 2012). Farmers first recruited in November 2011 were revisited … Continue reading

Africa / Animal Health / Chickens / Ethiopia / Livestock Challenges / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Marisol Collins joins the Chicken Health 4 Development project

Welcome to Marisol Collins who, after volunteering to help with the first round of sampling, has formally joined the team starting 10 April 2012. Marisol is a veterinarian undertaking an MSc in International Animal Health at the University of Edinburgh. Marisol will be assisting with field and laboratory work. She will also analyse the data collected … Continue reading