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.