Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: A Laboratory manual

Since 2002, our Laboratory manual has been used successfully in countries throughout Africa and Asia that are using the I-2 vaccine.

Sustainable control of Newcastle disease in chickens is achieved through vaccination.  And this depends on a reliable, readily available, and affordable supply of vaccines.   Because the vaccine is suited to the needs of the local chicken owners, a local production of I-2 ND vaccine results in the highest improvements.  Utilising ND control programs has resulted in increased chicken production and improved in the nutrition for vulnerable families.

A second edition of our Laboratory manual was released in 2012. Because of an increasing interest in local production of ND vaccine, particularly I-2.   It is translated in English and French and is available here.