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Now in its sixth edition, Poultry Diseases is once again fully revised with the addition of vital new material. It remains the standard reference work on health and disease for those involved in the poultry industry, government and veterinary education. Following a familiar structure, readers of the sixth edition gain concise but major reviews on current knowledge of general and disease-specific topics discussed over 45 (5 new) chapters in seven sections.With a large international team of contributors led by an authoritative editor team and a Foreword by Professor Frank Jordan, Poultry Diseases is an invaluable resource for the practicing veterinarian, poultry inspector, agricultural manager or veterinary student.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 1,247.37g
  • Elsevier Health Sciences
  • W B Saunders Co Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • Approx. 100 illustrations
  • 0702028622
  • 9780702028625
  • 526,345

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This edition has a number of new chapters, as well as expansion and updating of the chapters from the previous version. A new chapter on "laboratory investigation" complements the chapter on "how to carry out a field investigation."The text is easy to read and the format allows the reader to access information quickly on a specific pathogen or disease, making it a useful reference text.This is a first-class book, which is both readable and a comprehensive reference text. It should be in the library of every poultry practice or general practice that aspires to do poultry work.The Veterinary Record, May 2008 The book aims to be the definitive standard reference work on current health and disease issues relevant to anyone involved in working with poultry, with an emphasis on the poultry industry. The editors have done an excellent job of condensing a diverse wealth of knowledge into an acessible format. A large international team of contributors and UK editors, who are active and renowned in their particular fields, has written the chapters and this provides new approaches and ideas. There is good use of high-quality photographs and diagrams, with the easy layout allowing information to obtained quickly. This is a much-needed textbook that provides detailed information on poultry diseases, and is of interest to veterinarians working with small-scale and large-scale poultry-keeping situations. Veterinary Times, August 2008show more

Table of contents

Section 1 General Overview1. The poultry industry2. How to carry out a field investigation3. Laboratory investigation to support health programmes and disease diagnosis 4. Biosecurity in poultry management5. Vaccines and Vaccination6. Medicines and medication7. Legislation and poultry welfareSection 2 Bacterial Diseases8. Enterobacteriaceae9. Avian infections caused by species of Pasteurellaceae,Ornithobacterium and Riemerella: an introduction10. Fowl cholera11. Infectious coryza and related diseases12. Gallibacterium infections and other avian Pasteurellaceae13. Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale 14. Riemerella infections 15. Avian bordetellosis (turkey coryza) 16. Campylobacter 17. Staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci 18. Clostridia19. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae - erysipelas20. Avian mycoplasmas21. Avian chlamydophilosis (chlamydiosis/psittacosis/ornithosis) 22. Some other bacterial diseasesSection 3 Viral Diseases23. Herpesviridae (Marek's disease virus, Infectious laryngotracheitis, Duck virus enteritis)24. Retroviridae25. Paramyxoviridae (Paramyxovirinae, Pneumovirinae)26. Orthomyxoviridae - Avian Influenza27. Poxviridae28. Coronaviridae29. Picornaviridae30. Birnarviridae31. Adenoviridae32. Reoviridae (Reoviruses, Rotaviruses)33. Astroviridae34. Circoviridae35. Parvoviridae36. Caliciviridae and hepeviruses37. Arthropod-borne virusesSection 4 Fungal Diseases38. Fungal diseasesSection 5 Parasitic Diseases39. Parasitic diseasesSection 6 Diseases of Body Systems40. Diseases of the musculoskeletal systemSection 7 Other Disorders, Poisons and Toxins41. Practical epidemiology of poultry disease and multi-factorial conditions42. Nutritional disorders43. Management as a cause of disease in poultry44. Toxicants in poultry45. Diseases of gamebirdsAppendix: Some useful dataIndexshow more

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