This series places emphasis on large breeds and livestock. It focuses on good husbandry, housing, nutrition, management, prevention and treatment of disease and aims to promote animal health and to ensure maximum productivity.;It was felt there was a need for a text which looked at the overall concept of poultry health, to demonstrate the interrelationship between husbandry, medicine and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease. This book is therefore intented not only for poultry veterinarians but as a general veterinary text for agricultural and veterinary students, farmers and poultry production managers.;The book covers each of the main poultry types - chicken, including breeder and broiler, turkey and duck. There is a specialist chapter on genetics and hybrid poultry which examines the practices specific to these birds to ensure perfect health.;The book is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students and at professional farm managers and poultry farmers. It is suitable for BSc and diploma courses for poultry and agriculture students and also for veterinary degrees and for certificate/diploma courses in poultry medicine and production.