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Diseases and Parasites of Poultry

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
  • George J. Mountney

Abstract

The art and science of poultry disease control is as complex, variable, and confounded with as many apparently unrelated events as is the practice of human medicine. As more birds are grown in more concentrated areas and in tighter confinement, new disease problems appear and old ones sometimes reoccur. Fortunately, for the average poultryman, good management, the ability to detect disease or parasite problems at an early stage, and the knowledge and judgment to know when and where to go for help when needed should make it possible for him or her to cope successfully with most disease and parasite problems. In this chapter an attempt will be made to present the causes of disease and the basic concepts of disease prevention and control along with examples of the most serious and prevalent poultry diseases.

Keywords

Poultry Meat Young Bird Infected Bird Poultry House Mycoplasma Gallisepticum 
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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carmen R. Parkhurst
    • 1
  • George J. Mountney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Poultry ScienceNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureCooperative State Research ServiceUSA

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