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Poultry meat and egg production

Author: Carmen R Parkhurst; George J Mountney
Publisher: New York : Chapman & Hall, ©1988.
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We wish to acknowledge and thank the following scientists who reviewed and critically evaluated the several chapters and made many helpful suggestions: Dr. Bobby Barnett, Clemson University; Dr. Wen-  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen R Parkhurst; George J Mountney
ISBN: 9789401170536 9401170533
OCLC Number: 858950327
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 The Poultry Industry.- Biological Classification.- Domestication.- American Poultry Association Classification.- Commercial Classification.- Poultry as Food-Producing Animals.- Poultry as Laboratory Animals.- World Poultry Production.- The United States Poultry Industry.- Consumption of Poultry Products.- Careers in the Poultry Industry.- References.- 2 Anatomy and Structure of the Fowl.- Feathers.- Skin.- Muscles.- Skeleton.- Circulatory System.- Body Temperature.- Respiration.- Digestion.- Mouth and Esophagus.- Crop and Proventriculus.- Gizzard.- Pancreas.- Liver.- Small Intestine.- Ceca.- Large Intestine, Rectum, and Cloaca.- Excretory System.- Nervous System.- Avian Senses.- Endocrine Organs.- References.- 3 Physiology and Reproduction in Poultry.- Endocrine System.- Physiology of Reproduction.- Reproduction.- References.- 4 Genetics and Poultry Breeding.- The Cell Theory.- Cell Division.- Gene Function.- Genetic Code.- Mutations.- Phenotypic Expression (Nonadditive).- Phenotypic Expression of Genes (Additive).- Heritability Estimates.- Selection.- Current Breeding Systems.- Strain Crosses.- Crossbreeding.- Selecting Superior Genetic Stock.- Progeny Testing.- Sources of Genetic Stock.- Breeds and Varieties of Chickens.- The Utilitarian Concept.- Future Poultry Genetics and Breeding.- Lethal Genes.- Parthenogenesis.- References.- 5 Incubation and Hatchery Management.- Poultry Reproduction.- Storage and Selection of Hatching Eggs.- Embryonic Development.- Extraembryonic Membranes.- Daily Embryonic Growth.- Embryonic Nutrition.- Embryonic Communication.- Embryology in Research and Teaching.- Artificial Incubation.- Modern Incubators.- Temperature.- Relative Humidity.- Air Supply.- Hatching Egg Positions.- Embryonic Mortality.- The National Poultry Improvement Plan.- Hatchery Sanitation.- Franchise Hatchery System.- Hatchery Services.- References.- 6 Social Behavior and Animal Welfare.- Social Organization.- Behavior of Feral Chickens.- Communication.- Behavior of Domestic Poultry.- Social Behavior in Growing Chicks.- Other Adult Social Behavior Characteristics.- Animal Rights.- The Humane Movement.- Animal Welfarists.- Animal Rightists.- Animal Liberationists.- Agricultural Involvement with Humane Groups.- Public Relations.- Need for a Code of Ethics.- References.- 7 Environment and Housing.- Farmstead Planning.- External Services and Utilities.- Water Supply.- Poultry Building Orientation.- Aesthetic Value.- House Construction.- Turnkey Houses.- Criteria for Selecting a Manufactured House.- Vapor Barriers.- Ventilation.- References.- 8 Poultry Nutrition.- Nutrients.- References.- 9 Diseases and Parasites of Poultry.- Disease Prevention.- Diagnostic Organs in Postmortem Examinations.- Immunology of Disease Control.- Poultry Disease Control Strategy.- Vaccination.- Nutritional Deficiency Diseases.- Protozoan Diseases.- Bacterial Diseases.- Fowl Cholera.- Nonrespiratory Bacterial Diseases.- Mycoplasma.- Viral Diseases.- Fungal and Mold Diseases.- Mycotoxicosis.- External Parasites.- Internal Parasites.- Behavioral Diseases.- Reproductive Diseases.- References.- 10 Poultry and Egg Marketing.- Assembling.- Transporting.- Assumption of Risk.- Market News.- Futures Trading.- Processing Poultry.- Further Processing.- Eggs.- Storage.- Inspection and Grading.- Packaging.- Merchandising.- New Product Development.- References.- 11 Broiler Production.- United States Broiler Industry.- World Broiler Industry.- Broiler Breeders.- Housing and Egg Production.- Care of Hatching Eggs.- The Hatchery.- Housing for Broilers.- Litter.- Brooding.- Brooding Methods.- Density.- Placement.- Management Suggestions for Partial House Brooding.- Watering Equipment.- Feeding Equipment.- Lighting Programs.- Ventilation.- Gas Concentrations.- Ventilation for Partial House Brooding.- Fan Timers.- Fan Thermostats.- Air Intakes.- Broiler Diets.- Catching and Hauling Broilers.- Grower Responsibilities.- Catching Crews.- Types of Broilers.- Roasters.- Grower Contracts.- References.- 12 Commercial Egg Production.- Starting Pullets in Cages.- Brooding.- Growing Pullets in Cages.- Managing Laying Hens in Cages.- Induced Molting.- References.- 13 Turkey Production.- Origin of the Turkey.- Color Varieties.- Turkey Genetics.- Turkey Breeder Flocks.- Turkey Breeders.- Turkey Breeder Toms.- Turkey Breeder Hens.- Artificial Insemination.- Hatching Eggs.- Hatchery Services.- Brooding.- Floor Brooding.- Floor Covering.- Brooders.- Brooder Guards.- Equipment Arrangement.- Trough Feeders.- Mechanical Feeders.- Waterers.- Rearing Turkeys.- References.- 14 Waterfowl Production.- Ducks.- Geese.- Processing Waterfowl.- Handling Waterfowl.- Pinioning.- Sexing Waterfowl.- References.- 15 Miscellaneous Poultry.- Coturnix Quail.- Bobwhite Quail.- Chukar Partridge.- Pheasants.- Guinea Fowl.- Peafowl.- Pigeons.- Swan.- References.- 16 Poultry Management Practices.- Production Management.- Specialized Procedures and Devices.- Sanitation and Waste Disposal Procedures.- Financial Management.- References.
Responsibility: Carmen R. Parkhurst, George J. Mountney.


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