Poultry Health and Management, 4ed: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Quail

David Sainsbury

ISBN: 9788126574117

216 pages

Exclusively distributed by Bio Green Books



This guide to the management of poultry under both intensive and extensive systems is still the only text to present the partical aspects of poultry science concisely, conveniently, comprehensively and readably. Since the third edition was published in 1992 there have been many more developments in the poultry industry, which have made a new edition necessary. These include new systems which are environmentally and welfare 'friendly'; much more emphasis on hygiene and vaccines in disease control and the role of molecular biology and cloning; further advances in management with special reference to feeding, drinking, lighting and egg collection; advances in genetics; developments in housing; nutritional advances; and increasingly restrictive legislation concerning the safety to the public of poultry products (particularly zoonotic diseases and drug residues) and welfare.

  • Preface to First Edition
  • Preface to Fourth Edition
  • Acknowledgements
  • Poultry - their health and management - introduction
  • Health, disease and intensification
  • Poultry nutrition
  • Practical poultry feeding
  • The environmental requirements of poultry
  • The poultry house construction & insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Hygiene on the poultry farm
  • Systems of management
  • Breeding and hatching
  • The health of poultry
  • Turkeys
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Quail
  • The management of poultry in hot climates
  • Poultry welfare and alternative systems
  • Organic poultry production
  • Further reading
  • Index.