The poultry industry continues to expand in the warm regions of the world at a much faster rate than in temperate zones. Not only can it be quickly and easily developed in these hot climates but poultry meat and eggs can serve as important sources of animal protein in those areas of the world that have protein insufficiency.
Fully revised and updated, this new edition describes how the detrimental effects of heat stress can be reduced through the manipulation of housing, breeding, nutrition and management, and includes new contributions on controlled-environment housing, waterfowl, and breeding fast-growing broilers.
Present status and future of the poultry industry in hot regions, N.J. Daghir; breeding for disease resistance to heat stress, R.S. Gowe and R.W. Fairfull; behavioural, physiological, neuroendocrine and molecular responses to heat stress, R.J. Etches et al; housing for improved performance in hot climates, R.A. Ernst; nutrient requirements of poultry at high temperatures, N.J. Daghir; feedstuffs used in hot regions, N.J. Daghir; mycotoxins in poultry feeds, N.J. Daghir; broiler feeding and management in hot climates, N.J. Daghir; replacement pullet and layer feeding and management in hot climates, N.J. Daghir; breeder and hatchery management in hot climates, N.J. Daghir and R. Jones.
Poultry Production in Hot Climates contains a good deal of useful information and includes an important compilation of references to primary sources. It should be on the shelf of all libraries where poultry science is taught. - T R Morris"