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Poultry Science

By: Colin Scanes, George Brant and ME Ensminger

372 pages, illus

Prentice Hall

Hardback | Nov 2003 | Edition: 4 | #157530 | ISBN: 0131133756
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Completely revised to include current information on the North American and global poultry industry, this comprehensive overview brings together the biology and technology of poultry and includes a complete accounting of all phases of the industry.


1. Poultry - An Overview. 2. Avian Biology. 3. Incubation. 4. Poultry Genetics and Breeding. 5. Fundamentals of Poultry Nutrition. 6. Feeds and Additives. 7. Poultry Feeding Standards-Diet Formulation and Feeding Programs. 8. Poultry Management. 9. Animal Waste and Other Environmental Issues. 10. Poultry Behavior, Stress, and Welfare. 11. Poultry Health. 12. Food Safety. 13. Poultry Housing and Equipment. 14. Eggs and Layers. 15. Chicken Meat and Its Production (Broilers). 16. Turkeys and Turkey Meat. 17. Marketing and Grading. 18. Poultry Industry, and Business. 19. Other Poultry-Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, Ratites (Ostriches Plus Emus and Rheas), Game and Ornamental Birds. Appendix I: Business Suggestions for Small-and Moderate-Sized Poultry Producers. Appendix II: Raising Ducks and Geese in Free-Range Conditions. Appendix III: Raising Ostriches. Appendix IV: Raising Pigeons. Appendix V: Raising Game and Ornamental Birds.

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Colin G. Scanes is a professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He was educated in the UK with a B.S. from Hull University and Ph.D. from the University of Wales. He was formerly on the faculty at the University of Leeds and Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey where he was department chair. He has published extensively in poultry and animal science with 10 books and over 500 papers. He has received numerous awards, including election as a fellow of the Poultry Science Association and Honorary Professor at the Agricultural University of Ukraine. George Brant is a Professor of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He received his undergraduate education at Oklahoma State University (graduating in 1963). His graduate education was at Oklahoma State University (Master of Science, 1965) and University of California-Davis (Doctor of Philosophy, 1971) . He is a longtime member of the Poultry Science Association. Dr. Brant teaches extensively in animal science: basic concepts of animal science, domestic animal physiology, poultry science, companion animal science, companion animal systems management, agriculture travel course preparation, and agriculture travel course (AnS 496). M. E. Ensminger (1908-1998) grew up on a Missouri farm. He was educated at the University of Missouri (B.S. and M.S.) and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.). He was on the staff of the University of Massachusetts, then Minnesota, and finally Washington State University (serving as department head). He was president of the Agriservices Foundation. Dr. Ensminger authored 22 books on animal, dairy, beef, and sheep science and nutrition (some are translated into several languages) and numerous articles. His international recognition stemmed from his service to the animal industry, and his book, together with his International Stockman's Schools and his International Ag-Tech Schools. He received numerous awards.

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