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- Bettridge, Judy, et al. Show all 11 Authors
- Genetics, selection, evolution 2016 v.48 no.1 pp. 74
- Cestoda; Eimeria; Marek disease; antibody formation; biosecurity; body condition; body weight; chickens; disease resistance; ecotypes; fowl cholera; fowl typhoid; genetic correlation; genetic improvement; genetic variation; genome-wide association study; genomics; heritability; infectious bursal disease; loci; mortality; multigene family; parasites; parasitism; pathogens; production technology; selection methods; single nucleotide polymorphism; vaccination; variance; villages; viral antibodies; Ethiopia
- ... BACKGROUND: The majority of chickens in sub-Saharan Africa are indigenous ecotypes, well adapted to the local environment and raised in scavenging production systems. Although they are generally resilient to disease challenge, routine vaccination and biosecurity measures are rarely applied and infectious diseases remain a major cause of mortality and reduced productivity. Management and genetic im ...
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- Bettridge, Judy, et al. Show all 13 Authors
- BMC veterinary research 2013 v.9 no.1 pp. 772
- Eimeria; chickens; coccidiosis; confidence interval; developing countries; exposure pathways; feces; highlands; infectious diseases; intensive farming; longitudinal studies; oocysts; parasites; polymerase chain reaction; poultry production; production technology; risk factors; wet season; Ethiopia
- ... BACKGROUND: Coccidiosis, caused by species of the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria, is a major disease of chickens. Eimeria species are present world-wide, and are ubiquitous under intensive farming methods. However, prevalence of Eimeria species is not uniform across production systems. In developing countries such as Ethiopia, a high proportion of chicken production occurs on rural smallholdings (i ...
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