by Pattison, McMullin, Bradbury, Alexander.
Edition: 6th., 2008.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.