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

Update on CH4D ectoparasite study in Ethiopia

A study to identify and map the distribution of ectoparasites in scavenging chicken populations in Horro and Jarso as part of the CH4D project is now complete. The results from direct bird examinations show that indigenous breed flocks in the regions studied are infested with a diverse range of ectoparasites, including lice, mite and tick … 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 / Laboratory / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Poultry

Ch4D project hands over the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research laboratory

The laboratory at the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, which was set up by the project two years ago, has now been handed over to the Ethiopian staff working in poultry research at the Institute. It maintains the capacity to continue serological, bacteriological and coprological testing, and it is hoped that it will continue to … 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 / 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