Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3: Health and welfare

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3: Health and welfare


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Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research on poultry health and welfare. Part 1 begins by reviewing the range of diseases and other health issues affecting poultry. It then goes on to discuss ways of preventing and managing disease such as breeding, and means of attenuating the immune system. The second part of the book discusses welfare issues such as management of breeding flocks, housing, transport and humane slaughter techniques.

Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3: Health and welfare will be a standard reference for poultry and food scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in poultry production. It is accompanied by two further volumes which review safety, quality and sustainability as well as poultry breeding and nutrition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786760722
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Publication date: 08/31/2017
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science Series , #15
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Todd Applegate is Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, USA. He was formerly Professor of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Professor Applegate is a former President of the Poultry Science Association (PSA). Amongst other honours, he is a recipient of the PSA’s Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, American Feed Industry Association’s Poultry Nutrition Research Award, and the Mapleleaf Farms Duck Research Award.

Bas Rodenburg studied biology at Wageningen University and graduated in 1998. In 2003, he received his PhD from that same university, focusing his research on feather pecking behaviour in laying hens and how that is related with other behavioural characteristics, such as the ability to cope with fear and stress. After obtaining his PhD, he worked at Livestock Research in Lelystad and at the ILVO in Ghent, Belgium, focusing on research in the area of poultry behaviour and welfare. In 2006, Bas returned to Wageningen on a personal VENI-grant to investigate the effects of genetic selection and of early-life environment on behaviour of group-housed laying hens. He was recently project leader of a research program aiming to translate scientific knowledge on feather pecking to commercial practice. For his future research, Bas would be interested to further investigate how individual animals affect the social dynamics of large groups and how this can be modified by genetic selection and early-life environment.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Animal health
1.Monitoring trends in diseases of poultry: Brian Jordan, University of Georgia, USA
2.Gut health and susceptibility to enteric bacterial diseases in poultry: B. M. Hargis and G. Tellez, University of Arkansas, USA; and L. R. Bielke, Ohio State University, USA
3.Viruses affecting poultry: Venugopal Nair, Pirbright Institute, UK
4.Parasites affecting poultry: Larry McDougald, University of Georgia, USA
5.Disease management of poultry flocks: Peter Groves, University of Sydney, Australia
6.Understanding and boosting poultry immune systems: Rami A. Dalloul, Avian Immunobiology Laboratory, Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, USA
7.Competitive exclusion (CE) treatment to control pathogens in poultry: Carita Schneitz, Finland; and Martin Wierup, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
8.Leg disorders in poultry: bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO): Robert F. Wideman, Jr., University of Arkansas, USA

Part 2 Animal welfare
9.Understanding poultry behaviour: M. M. Makagon and R. A. Blatchford, University of California-Davis, USA
10.Ensuring the welfare of broilers: an overview: T. B. Rodenburg, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
11.Broiler breeding flocks: management and animal welfare: Ingrid C. de Jong and Rick A. van Emous, Wageningen Livestock Research,
The Netherlands
12.The effect on incubation temperature on embryonic development in poultry: M. S. Lilburn and R. Shanmugasundaram, Ohio State University, USA
13.The contribution of environmental enrichment to sustainable poultry production: Inma Estevez, Neiker-Tecnalia and Ikerbasque ( The Basque Foundation for Science), Spain; and Ruth C. Newberry, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
14.Hot weather management of poultry: Brian Fairchild, University of Georgia, USA
15.Transportation and the welfare of poultry: K. Schwean-Lardner and T. G. Crowe, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
16.Developments in humane slaughtering techniques for poultry: Andy Butterworth, University of Bristol, UK

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‘Increasing food production to address the nutritional needs of an expanding world population requires a combined effort from experts in genetics, nutrition, health, and welfare. The well-known editor has assembled world leaders in these fields to communicate their detailed knowledge for the benefit of the research community.’
Robert L. Taylor, Jr., Ph.D., Director and Professor, Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, West Virginia University, USA

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