Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 351

Full Length Research Paper

Disease management and biosecurity measures of small-scale commercial poultry farms in and around Debre Markos, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek*
  • Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek*
  • Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia.
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Berhan Tamir Mersso
  • Berhan Tamir Mersso
  • Department of Animal Production Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Ashenafi Mengistu Wosen
  • Ashenafi Mengistu Wosen
  • Department of Animal Production Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 15 August 2016
  •  Accepted: 13 September 2016
  •  Published: 31 October 2016


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