Poultry Diseases
Poultry Diseases,
Edition 6
Edited by Mark Pattison, BVSc, MSc, PhD, MRCVS, Paul McMullin, MVB, DPMP, MRCVS, Janet M. Bradbury, BSc, MSc, PhD and Dennis Alexander, BTech, PhD, MRCPath, CBiol, FIBiol, DSc

Publication Date: 30 Nov 2007

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Description
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.

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

New Features

  • 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
About the author
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
Table of Contents
Section 1 General Overview

1. The poultry industry

2. How to carry out a field investigation

3. Laboratory investigation to support health programmes and disease diagnosis

4. Biosecurity in poultry management

5. Vaccines and Vaccination

6. Medicines and medication

7. Legislation and poultry welfare

Section 2 Bacterial Diseases

8. Enterobacteriaceae

9. Avian infections caused by species of Pasteurellaceae,Ornithobacterium and Riemerella: an introduction

10. Fowl cholera

11. Infectious coryza and related diseases

12. Gallibacterium infections and other avian Pasteurellaceae

13. Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

14. Riemerella infections

15. Avian bordetellosis (turkey coryza)

16. Campylobacter

17. Staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci

18. Clostridia

19. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae – erysipelas

20. Avian mycoplasmas

21. Avian chlamydophilosis (chlamydiosis/psittacosis/ornithosis)

22. Some other bacterial diseases

Section 3 Viral Diseases

23. Herpesviridae (Marek’s disease virus, Infectious laryngotracheitis, Duck virus enteritis)

24. Retroviridae

25. Paramyxoviridae (Paramyxovirinae, Pneumovirinae)

26. Orthomyxoviridae – Avian Influenza

27. Poxviridae

28. Coronaviridae

29. Picornaviridae

30. Birnarviridae

31. Adenoviridae

32. Reoviridae (Reoviruses, Rotaviruses)

33. Astroviridae

34. Circoviridae

35. Parvoviridae

36. Caliciviridae and hepeviruses

37. Arthropod-borne viruses

Section 4 Fungal Diseases

38. Fungal diseases

Section 5 Parasitic Diseases

39. Parasitic diseases

Section 6 Diseases of Body Systems

40. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Section 7 Other Disorders, Poisons and Toxins

41. Practical epidemiology of poultry disease and multi-factorial conditions

42. Nutritional disorders

43. Management as a cause of disease in poultry

44. Toxicants in poultry

45. Diseases of gamebirds

Appendix: Some useful data

Index
Book 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
Book details
ISBN: 9780702028625
Page Count: 624
Retail Price: £93.99
0-7234-2955-3, 978-0-7234-2955-5, Calnek: Diseases of Poultry, 10e, Jun-1997