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Nutrition and Disease Management of Poultry

A B Mandal (Author) A S Yadav (Author) T S Johri (Author) N N Pathak (Author)

Poultry industry being most organized one has the potential to solve the malnutrition and unemployment problems and augment rural economy. However, in recent years poultry industry has crippled many times due to rising cost of feeds and emergence of new or reemerging of existing diseases causing great mortality and morbidity, and heavy economic loss. Feeds and feeding is the most important and major input in poultry production, and the major means of making production system economical. Hence, a suitable feeding package, employing diversified tropical feed resources, exactly matching to the need of the poultry and feeding accordingly is required for exploitation of the inherent production potential of poultry birds that will also surely reduce the wastage of feed, stress to the birds and environmental pollution.

The increased incidence of diseases under commercial environment has jeopardized the productivity of poultry. This has become important specially with the establishment of multi-age farms, large holdings, movement of live poultry and their products from one area to other and the spread of travel have created a vitiated environment and helped in vast spread of pathogens. Moreover, the commercial poultry environment also provides ample opportunities many times for multiplication of organisms in the farm premises with improper or compromised managemental procedures. This has resulted in frequent emergence of new disease or occurrence of old diseases with increased virulence. Hence, the timely diagnosis and management of disease problem is must for preventing economic losses. Therefore, an effort has been made to provide applied knowledge on nutrition and management of diseases affecting poultry for the benefit of the poultry keepers, feed manufactures, veterinary practitioners, students, teachers, researchers and other officials associated with poultry enterprise.

Authored by a team of 4 distinguished scientists who have made significant contributions in the field of poultry husbandry -- this book complies a vast amount of basic and applied knowledge on nutrition and disease management of poultry. Well structured chapters comprising the part of the book on nutrition cover a range of aspects such as nutrients and their role in feeds, digestion and absorption of nutrients, feeding value of feed stuffs and feed supplements. This is followed by the section on diseases which deals with various viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic diseases with details covering: causative agent, affected species, transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention and control strategies. Concerned students and scholars, besides poultry keepers and feed manufacturers, should find the book as a useful reference source.

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About the author

A S Yadav

A.S. Yadav: Ph.D. (Agronomy) from Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhyay, India. He is scientific officer at U.P. Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Title Nutrition and Disease Management of Poultry
Format Softcover
Date published: 31.12.2004
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 8181890752
length xi+370p., Tables; 23cm.