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The Chicken Health Handbook

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An essential reference for small flock owners of chicken breeds. The author, Gail Damerow, has successfully translated avian veterinarian suited information into layman text on all vital aspects of health, diseases and disorders that fanciers need to know.

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Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow.

An essential reference for small flock owners of chicken breeds. The author, Gail Damerow, has successfully translated avian veterinarian-suited information into layman text—on all vital aspects of health, diseases and disorders that fanciers need to know.

Contents:

  • Chicken Health.
  • Health and Nutrition.
  • Anatomy of a Chicken.
  • External Parasites.
  • Internal Parasites: Worms.
  • Internal Parasites: Protozoa.
  • Infectious Diseases.
  • Environment-Related Problems.
  • Diagnosis Guides.
  • Postmortem Examination.
  • Therapy.
  • Enhancing Immunity.
  • Incubation and Brooding.
  • Chickens and Human Health.

Diseases and Disorders:

Numerous diagrams and 62 charts and summarised points all make the concise layout easy-to-read and provide quick and efficient reference points.

Each disorder is presented as a distinct entity including clinical signs and cause, diagnosis, treatment and general information about the disorder.

The 70-page Disease and Disorders chapter is an alphabetically cross-referenced listing of disorders and a summary of 16 categorised explanations designed to detail each disease and disorder entry—ie Incidence, Progression, Incubation Period, Postmortem Findings and Diagnosis.

The information on the prevention of disease and good management strategies is highly valuable considering poultry is often regarded as being of low monetary value and therefore not worthy of avian veterinarian attention. For breeders of poultry this fully-indexed reference is essential reading.

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