Chickens: Physiology, Diseases and Farming Practices


Iresha Kapur (Editor)
Abdullah Mehra (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: NAT001000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the physiology, diseases and farming practices of chickens. Topics discussed include recent trends in the diagnosis and vaccines for poultry diseases; nutrient regulation of intestinal development and function in chickens; the role of selenium in chicken physiology; harvest and post-harvest practices for chickens; organ blood flow in the hen fetal and early postnatal periods; central regulation of physiological and metabolic responses in neonatal chicks; bacteriophages in the control of colibacillosis; and chicken egg size and embryonic development. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Poultry Diseases: Recent Trends in Diagnosis and Prophylaxis
(Sohini Dey, Satish Gaikwad, C. Madhan Mohan, Recombinant DNA Laboratory, Division of Veterinary Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Nutrient Regulation of Intestinal Development and Function in Chickens
(Paul A. Iji, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, Armidale, Australia)

The Role of Selenium in Chicken Physiology: New Insights
(A.C. Pappas, E. Zoidis, Department of Nutritional Physiology and Feeding, Faculty of Animal Science and Aquaculture, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Harvest and Post Harvest Practices for Chicken
(Prabhat Kumar Mandal, Ayapurackal Pareeth Najeeb, Uttam Kumar Pal, Department of Livestock Products Technology, Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kumbapet, Puducherry, India)

The Organ Blood Flow in the Hen Fetal and Early Postnatal Periods
(V.M. Belichenko, A.S. Turganbaeva, E.V. Íodyrev, R.I. Aizman, C.A. Shoshenko, Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, Russia, and others)

Central Regulation of Physiological and Metabolic Responses in Neonatal Chicks
(Vishwajit S. Chowdhury, Mitsuhiro Furuse, Department of Bioresource Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

The Role of Bacteriophages in the Control of Colibacillosis in the Poultry Industry
(Ana Oliveira, Joana Azeredo, IBB – Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological Engineering, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal)

Egg Size and Embryonic Growth
(Jacopo P. Mortola, Ana Maria Iancu, Romana Dragojevic, Department of Physiology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)



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