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The Health of Poultry : Longman Veterinary Health Series - Mark Pattison

The Health of Poultry

Longman Veterinary Health Series

By: Mark Pattison (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780582065796
Number Of Pages: 302

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<i>The Health of Poultry</i>, by Mark Pattison, is a unique book describing the overall concepts of poultry health with the emphasis on creating the right conditions and environment to minimise the occurrence of disease. By demonstrating the interrelationships between husbandry, medicine and nutrition, the author shows how to prevent diseases and to maximise the genetic potential made possible with modern breeds of poultry. Each of the main poultry species - chicken including breeder and broiler, turkey and duck - is dealt within separate chapters that each explain the principle of disease control with the emphasis on preventative medicine. All aspects of care are drawn together to provide guidance on devising a rigorous health regime that is controlled by proper management. Chapters on hatchery, nutrition, environment and housing examine topics such as planning, ventilation, hygiene, quality control and medication. The important role of genetics in flock health is discussed encompassing important issues such as genetic resistance to disease, vertically transmitted diseases and strategies for disease control. <i>The Health of Poultry</i> provides a holistic view of health and welfare of poultry. As such, it will be a highly practical addition to the bookshelves of poultry farmers, specialists and veterinarians. Agriculture and veterinary students embarked on BSc and diploma courses in poultry will find the coverage informative and the style lucid and accessible

List of Contributors.

List of Colour Plates.


Preface and Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1. Genetics and Breeding as they Affect Flock Health.

Chapter 2. Poultry Environment, Housing and Hygiene.

Chapter 3. The Hatchery and Hatching Egg.

Chapter 4. Influence of Nutrition on Health Control.

Chapter 5. Disease Prevention and Control in Broilers.

Chapter 6. Disease Prevention and Control in Broiler Breeders and Layers.

Chapter 7. Disease Prevention and Control in Turkeys.

Chapter 8. Disease Prevention and Control in Ducks.



ISBN: 9780582065796
ISBN-10: 0582065798
Series: Longman Veterinary Health Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1