The study is being conducted in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap (Vietnam). Farms raising meat chickens in the area are randomly selected, and observed over a ‘baseline period’ followed by an ‘intervention phase’. The intervention consists of local veterinary support to help farmers improve flock productivity and control disease, therefore reducing also the farmers’ reliance on antimicrobials. Farmers in the intervention group receive free training on good husbandry practices, as well as disease diagnostics free of charge. A ‘control arm’ is also recruited so that the effect of the intervention can be measured.
Who we are
Core team:OUCRU (Oxford University, Vietnam): Juan J Carrique-Mas (Principal Investigator), Nguyen Van Cuong (Project co-ordinator), Nguyen Thi Nhung (laboratory co-ordinator), Nguyen Thi Bich Van (research assistant), Nguyen Thi Phuong Yen (laboratory technician), Doan Hoang Phu (data manager), Truong Bao Dinh (veterinary economist), Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung (pharmacy project manager)
Collaborators:Jonathan Rushton (Centre for Global Studies, University of Liverpool), Niwat Chansiripornchai (Chulalongkorn University), Ho Thi Viet Thu (Can Tho University), Erry Setyawan (FAO Indonesia)
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