International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 238

Full Length Research Paper

Major causes of chicken mortality in and around Hawassa City, Sidama Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Mishamo Sulayeman
  • Mishamo Sulayeman
  • Hawassa University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Kabech Gedeno
  • Kabech Gedeno
  • Hawassa University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Gizachew Hailegebreal
  • Gizachew Hailegebreal
  • Hawassa University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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Mandefrot Meaza
  • Mandefrot Meaza
  • Wolaita Sodo University School of Veterinary Medicine, P. O. Box 138 Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
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  •  Received: 07 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 30 October 2018
  •  Published: 28 February 2019


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