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Fowl Pox and Newcastle Disease in African Smallholder Settings

Chickens are the most abundant livestock species in Africa. Free-range, indigenous chickens in smallholder village settings make up more than 80% of the poultry stocks in many of the countries in Africa. Dr. Kristin Stuke at Galvmed, Dr. Makene Vedastus and Dr. Makundi, A. E at the Open University of Tanzania and Dr. Mwanadota, J. Julius at Tanzania Veterinary Laboratory Agency illustrate poultry smallholders’ challenges; the impact of Newcastle disease and fowlpox; and disease control projects by governments and NGOs.