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

(Blackwell Science) Univ. of Cambridge, UK. Guide to the management of poultry under both intensive and extensive systems, presenting the practical aspects of poultry science. Many developments in the poultry industry since the previous edition have been included in this edition. Halftone illustrations appear throughout text. Previous edition: c1992. Softcover...

Reviewer: m c chimes from Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
As a practicing Veterinary Surgeon I am often approached by clients about poultry diseases. Although I have a working knowledge of diagnosing and treating the diseases I felt that I had a lack of knowledge in how to manage poultry. After all, most poultry diseases are a physical manifestation of management mistakes. What stock densities are desirable? How far apart should the drinking points be? What mortality rate in broilers is considered average? How do you spot a poor ventilation system? Etc. Etc. This book has been an immense help in helping me understand the issues surrounding poultry management. It is easy and interesting to read and has been written in plain English without insulting the reader's intelligence. The section on diseases is concise and to the point since there are other books that deal with poultry diseases in more depth. At least now I can advise clients on how to avoid diseases or how to increase production by adjusting their management principles. A must read for student, vet and farmer.

Resource Specification
Category: Poultry: Book
Title: Poultry Health and Management: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Quail
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0632051728/livestockdire-20/102-7586168-7114536?dev-t=mason-wrapper&camp=2025&link_code=xm2
Released Date: April 15, 2000
Cost: $44.99
List Price: $44.99
Pages: 204 pages
Edition: 4th edition
ISBN: 0632051728
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Author: David Sainsbury
Keywords: poultry, poultry health, poultry management, poultry care, poultry information
Summary: Guide to the management of poultry under both intensive and extensive systems, presenting the practical aspects of poultry science.
Description:

(Blackwell Science) Univ. of Cambridge, UK. Guide to the management of poultry under both intensive and extensive systems, presenting the practical aspects of poultry science. Many developments in the poultry industry since the previous edition have been included in this edition. Halftone illustrations appear throughout text. Previous edition: c1992. Softcover...

Reviewer: m c chimes from Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom
As a practicing Veterinary Surgeon I am often approached by clients about poultry diseases. Although I have a working knowledge of diagnosing and treating the diseases I felt that I had a lack of knowledge in how to manage poultry. After all, most poultry diseases are a physical manifestation of management mistakes. What stock densities are desirable? How far apart should the drinking points be? What mortality rate in broilers is considered average? How do you spot a poor ventilation system? Etc. Etc. This book has been an immense help in helping me understand the issues surrounding poultry management. It is easy and interesting to read and has been written in plain English without insulting the reader's intelligence. The section on diseases is concise and to the point since there are other books that deal with poultry diseases in more depth. At least now I can advise clients on how to avoid diseases or how to increase production by adjusting their management principles. A must read for student, vet and farmer.