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

Africa / Animal Health / Chickens / Ecotypes / Ethiopia / Genetics / Indigenous Breeds / Livestock Challenges / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Preliminary findings on the phenotypic diversity of two Ethiopian village chicken ecotypes presented at an international population and genetics meeting.

Preliminary phenotypic findings by Takele Taye (PhD student, The University of Nottingham and ILRI) were presented in a poster titled ‘ Phenotypic diversity of two Ethiopian village chicken ecotypes’ at The 45th Population Genetics Group meeting, The University of Nottingham 4-7th January 2012. 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