Poultry Science, 5th Edition

Poultry Science, 5Th Edition

By Colin G. Scanes and Karen D. Christensen

Poultry Science, 5th Edition PDF continues to make tremendous advances. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of Scanes’ seminal, comprehensive text presents students and professionals alike with valuable, research-based material relevant to all stages of a poultry career. Areas covered include global and commercial poultry production; poultry business organization; and production of meat chickens (broilers), turkeys, eggs, ducks, geese, game birds, and other poultry. Other chapters cover the fundamental science behind production: poultry biology, genetics, behavior, diseases/health, housing, ventilation, and processing. New or greatly expanded sections cover biosecurity; poultry stress/welfare; feed additives; food safety; incubation; controlling pests; poultry waste and environmental issues; brooding; and organic, free-range, and niche poultry production. “Points for Discussion” and “Deeper Dive” sections highlight key examples and provide further context and empirical data for critical areas in poultry production, giving students a first-hand look at issues in both small and large operations. The book concludes with an in-depth, invaluable chapter on applying for internships and positions for the start of a successful career.

Table of Contents

1 A Global Perspective on Poultry

2 Commercial Poultry Industry: An Overview

3 Organic, Niche, and Other Poultry with Particular Emphasis on North America and Europe

4 Poultry Biology

5 Poultry Behavior

6 Poultry Genetics and Breeding

7 Fundamentals of Poultry Nutrition

8 Feeds, Feedstuffs, Supplements, and Additives

9 Poultry Feeding Standards: Diet Formulation and Feeding Programs

10 Poultry Management

11 Animal Waste and Other Impacts of Poultry on the Environment

12 Stress and Welfare of Poultry

13 Diseases and Health of Poultry

14 Food Safety

15 Incubation

16 Approaches Common to Different Poultry Types: Biosecurity, Brooding, Litter, Water Quality, Pests, and Beak Conditioning

17 Poultry Houses and Equipment

18 Layers and Eggs

19 Broiler Chickens and Chicken Meat

20 Turkeys and Turkey Meat

21 Poultry Industry, Business, and Marketing

22 Ducks and Geese

23 Exotic Poultry

24 Successful Application and Interviewing for a Position


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