The First International "Multicentric Study" on the Respiratory Causes of Mortality in Broiler Flocks

Introduction

Whether in the field of health care or veterinary multi-centric, long-term studies, have become the foundation of decision-making worldwide. The term “multi-center” or (Multicentric) studies is carried out through cooperation between many centers and scientific and research institutions.

Nowadays this approach is followed worldwide to deal with various diseases and epidemics that threaten livestock or poultry.

The Concept

This concept is new in the veterinary practice which is known as (Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine-EVM), and according to "the American Federation
Veterinary evidence-based", this concept is to discuss pathological and epidemiological
problems through:
- Scientific evidence investigator.
- Clinical experience of veterinaries
- The economic dimension of poultry production, and calculate the risks and benefits.

History

In the past years Egypt has lacked the scientific evidence while dealing with respiratory problems in Broiler flocks, which caused high mortality rates. Respiratory disease has become a common complaint threatening the poultry industry in Egypt. The broiler sector is considered one of the most important sectors that provide average income Egyptians with primary source of animal protein.  In the past two years we used to deal with the problem
through individual researches, and clinical expertise for veterinarians. Thus, the problem still
persists nowadays.

The Commitment 

In the past years Egypt has lacked the scientific evidence while dealing with respiratory problems in Broiler flocks, which caused high mortality rates. Respiratory disease has become a common complaint threatening the poultry industry in Egypt. The broiler sector is considered one of the most important sectors that provide average income Egyptians with primary source of animal protein. In the past two years we used to deal with the problem
through individual researches, and clinical expertise for veterinarians. Thus, the problem still
persists nowadays.

After solving the problem of research funding, a group of leading professors of veterinary colleges at Egyptian universities, showed their willingness to support the study with their effort and their field experience. A scientific collaboration has stared between a group of professors  at, Cairo University, Damanhur University, the University of Sadat (Monofeya), and Assiut University, in association with the Institute of Animal Health Research from the Egyptian side, has been communicating with the Reference Laboratory for (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in the field of avian influenza and Newcastle disease, in Padova - Italy, as well as with the Department of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool - United Kingdom, because of its remarkable global experience in the field of research  in bronchitis epidemic disease in poultry.