Count your chickens after they are hatched!
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CTA. 2001. Count your chickens after they are hatched!. Spore 96. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46388
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Controlling Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens: A Field Manual R Alders & P Spradbrow, (ACIAR), Monographs Series 82, 2001. 112 pp. ISBN 1 86320 307 9 $AUD 25 Euro 14.15 This publication is also downloadable from: www.aciar.gov.au/publications/
Newcastle disease is an important killer disease among poultry and there is still no real treatment for it. You might not know it as Newcastle disease (ND) but perhaps under a local name konoku, Adza, Muzungo, Chigubo-gubo or Ranikhet. The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) recently published a practical manual for veterinary workers and extensionists on the disease. It describes how ND can be diagnosed when poultry fall ill, listing the symptoms and ways to sample blood and tissue and to handle these samples. It briefly describes methods for post-mortem analysis of ND and how to classify the ND virus. Although there is no effective treatment, it is possible to vaccinate against ND (see Spore 90). One chapter sheds light on the advantages and disadvantages of the two main groups of vaccines, covering cost, shelf life, applicability and effectiveness criteria. Another chapter introduces existing ethnoveterinary knowledge about ND and numerous local treatments. A final chapter links earlier sections to issues of extension work and the best ways to integrate knowledge on ND, vaccines and vaccination in extension efforts, vaccination campaigns and control programmes. Controlling Newcastle Disease in Village Chickens: A Field Manual R Alders & P Spradbrow, (ACIAR), Monographs Series 82, 2001. 112 pp. ISBN 1 86320 307 9 $AUD 25 Euro 14.15 This publication is also downloadable from: www.aciar.gov.au/publications/ monographs/82/Index.html ACIAR GPO Box 1571, Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia Fax: +61 2 62 17 05 01 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org