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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.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • 5 new chapters and major chapter revisions on biosecurity in poultry management; avian
      influenza; legislation and poultry welfare
    • New contributors and 2 new prominent editors make up a 4 strong editorial team
    • Two color format with over 60 2-colour illustrations highlights key information
    • Viral chapters now include information on zoonoses

Key Features

    • Covers common and rarer diseases found in all species of poultry (including chickens, ducks,
      turkeys, game birds and guinea-fowl).
    • Each chapter outside the General Overview section identifies clearly Epidemiology, Clinical
      Signs and Differential Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Treatment and Control. Systems chapters
      discuss disorders of selected body systems in detail, leading to differential diagnosis of the
      specific disorder
    • Comprehensive Appendices of Useful Data, Glossary of Terms, and Lists of diseases specific to
      Turkeys and Ducks (cross-referenced to the disease organisms in the main text)
    • Worldwide coverage from a recognized international team of editors and contributors

Published Reviews

    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 2008

Author Information

    Edited by Mark Pattison, BVSc, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Veterinary Consultant Aviagen Limited, UK; Paul McMullin, MVB, DPMP, MRCVS, Managing Director Poultry Health Services Ltd, Poultry Health Centre, UK; Janet M. Bradbury, BSc, MSc, PhD, Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool Veterinary Field Station, UK; and Dennis Alexander, BTech, PhD, MRCPath, CBiol, FIBiol, DSc, Virology Department, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, Addlestone, Surrey, UK

Customer Reviews

Poultry Diseases, 6th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • Reference
  • 632 Pages
  • Trim Size: 6 1/8 X 9 1/5 in
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2862-5
  • Copyright: 2008