Epidemiology, sero-diagnosis and control of gastrointestinal nematodes in different poultry production systems in Ethiopia

01 October 2023 → 30 September 2028
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary epidemiology
    • Veterinary herd health management
Ascaridia Capillaria deworming Ethiopia Heterakis nematodes poultry sero-diagnosis
Project description

Capillaria, Ascaridia, and Heterakis are among the economically significant Gastrointestinal Nematodes (GINs) that significantly affect the health and productivity of poultry. Anthelmintic resistance is one of a big challenge in the control of animal parasites including poultry. Proper diagnostics and good knowledge of the epidemiology are essential for the development of an effective deworming strategy. Thus, this PhD research project aims to evaluate the epidemiology of Ascaridia, Capillaria and Heterakis in different poultry production systems in Ethiopia based on copromicroscopy and serology. Finally, the efficacy of fenbendazole and levamisole deworming programs will be evaluated.