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 / 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

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 / 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 / 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