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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

Chickens / Diagnostics / Ethiopia / Laboratory / Pathogens

High prevalence of Eimeria oocytes in faecal samples collected from indigenous chickens in Horro and Jarso woredas

Lisa Luu, MSc student (University Liverpool) has just completed her research project ‘Coccidiosis in Ethiopian village chickens ; epidemiology and identification of Eimeria species using real time PCR’.  Together with members of the Chicken Health 4 Development team, Lisa’s study has shown that there is a high prevalence of Eimeria oocytes in faecal samples collected … 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