Technical report

Controlling Newcastle disease in village chickens: a laboratory manual – 2nd edition [French translation]

Date released
09 December 2012
Publication Code

Mary Young, Robyn Alders, Sally Grimes, Peter Spradbrow, Paula Dias, Amílcar da Silva and Quintino Lobo


This manual, originally published in 2002, describes the procedures needed to produce and test live, thermostable avirulent I-2 vaccine against Newcastle disease (ND) of poultry. It has formed the basis of practical training workshops for scientists and technicians in vaccine-producing laboratories in Africa and Asia. This second edition, updated on the basis of practical experience over the last decade, has been published due to increasing interest in local production of ND vaccine. The French translation will also ensure that this information is readily accessible to francophone countries in the region.