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- Bettridge, Judy, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Preventive veterinary medicine 2015 v.118 no.1 pp. 117-127
- biosecurity; capital; chickens; developing countries; farmers; farms; flocks; men; models; poultry diseases; poultry production; poverty; production technology; risk factors; social factors; women; Ethiopia
- ... Chicken production has a major role in the economy of developing countries and backyard production is particularly important to women. Several programmes, in Ethiopia and elsewhere, have attempted to improve chicken production as a means to reduce poverty. A key constraint to chicken production identified by farmers is disease. This study used participatory rural appraisal methods to work with chi ...
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- 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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