Key Features

  • Covers common and rarer diseases found in all species of poultry (including chickens, ducks,
    turkeys, game birds and guinea-fowl).
  • Each chapter outside the General Overview section identifies clearly Epidemiology, Clinical
    Signs and Differential Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Treatment and Control. Systems chapters
    discuss disorders of selected body systems in detail, leading to differential diagnosis of the
    specific disorder
  • Comprehensive Appendices of Useful Data, Glossary of Terms, and Lists of diseases specific to
    Turkeys and Ducks (cross-referenced to the disease organisms in the main text)
  • Worldwide coverage from a recognized international team of editors and contributors

Table of Contents

Section 1 General Overview

1. The poultry industry

2. How to carry out a field investigation

3. Laboratory investigation to support health programmes and disease diagnosis

4. Biosecurity in poultry management

5. Vaccines and Vaccination

6. Medicines and medication

7. Legislation and poultry welfare

Section 2 Bacterial Diseases

8. Enterobacteriaceae

9. Avian infections caused by species of Pasteurellaceae,Ornithobacterium and Riemerella: an introduction

10. Fowl cholera

11. Infectious coryza and related diseases

12. Gallibacterium infections and other avian Pasteurellaceae

13. Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale

14. Riemerella infections

15. Avian bordetellosis (turkey coryza)

16. Campylobacter

17. Staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci

18. Clostridia

19. Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae – erysipelas

20. Avian mycoplasmas

21. Avian chlamydophilosis (chlamydiosis/psittacosis/ornithosis)

22. Some other bacterial diseases

Section 3 Viral Diseases

23. Herpesviridae (Marek’s disease virus, Infectious laryngotracheitis, Duck virus enteritis)

24. Retroviridae

25. Paramyxoviridae (Paramyxovirinae, Pneumovirinae)

26. Orthomyxoviridae – Avian Influenza

27. Poxviridae

28. Coronaviridae

29. Picornaviridae

30. Birnarviridae

31. Adenoviridae

32. Reoviridae (Reoviruses, Rotaviruses)

33. Astroviridae

34. Circoviridae

35. Parvoviridae

36. Caliciviridae and hepeviruses

37. Arthropod-borne viruses

Section 4 Fungal Diseases

38. Fungal diseases

Section 5 Parasitic Diseases

39. Parasitic diseases

Section 6 Diseases of Body Systems

40. Diseases of the musculoskeletal system

Details

No. of pages:
632
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders Ltd.
Print ISBN:
9780702028625
Electronic ISBN:
9780702037269

About the authors

Mark Pattison

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinary Consultant Aviagen Limited, UK

Paul McMullin

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director Poultry Health Services Ltd, Poultry Health Centre, UK

Janet Bradbury

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool Veterinary Field Station, UK

Dennis Alexander

Affiliations and Expertise

Virology Department, Central Veterinary Laboratory, Weybridge, Addlestone, Surrey, UK