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 / 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