- Paperback: 220 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th edition (February 3, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0632051728
- ISBN-13: 978-0632051724
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,494,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Poultry Health and Management: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Quail 4th Edition
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"This book should be available to all poultry keepers, where itwould be invaluable for easy reference."
Gregor Grant, Veterinary Record
From the Back Cover
This guide to the management of poultry under both intensive andextensive systems is still the only text to present the particalaspects of poultry science concisely, conveniently, comprehensivelyand readably.
Since the third edition was published in 1992 there have beenmany more developments in the poultry industry, which have made anew edition necessary. These include new systems which areenvironmentally and welfare 'friendly'; much more emphasis onhygiene and vaccines in disease control and the role of molecularbiology and cloning; further advances in management with specialreference to feeding, drinking, lighting and egg collection;advances in genetics; developments in housing; nutritionaladvances; and increasingly restrictive legislation concerning thesafety to the public of poultry products (particularly zoonoticdiseases and drug residues) and welfare.
Another chapter, on organic poultry production, has also beenadded to this edition.