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Diseases of Poultry by David E. Swayne


Diseases of Poultry by David E. Swayne

Diseases of Poultry is the most comprehensive reference for all aspects of poultry health and diseases, including pathogenesis, diagnostics, epidemiology, and control methods. Published in partnership with the American Association of Avian Pathologists, the Thirteenth Edition remains the international definitive reference, adding newer diagnostic methods and a new chapter on the emerging importance of zoonotic infections for poultry pathogens. Other updates include new high-quality photographs, additional discussion of conceptual operational biosecurity and disease control in organic production systems, and a greater emphasis throughout on the differences in disease incidence and treatments for the United States and other areas around the globe. Organized logically by disease type, the book offers detailed coverage of the history, etiology, pathobiology, diagnosis, and intervention strategies, as well as the economic and public health significance, for an exhaustive list of common and uncommon diseases. Diseases of Poultry, 13th Edition is an essential purchase for poultry veterinarians, veterinary diagnosticians, poultry scientists, students specializing in poultry health, and government officials who deal with poultry health in regulatory climate.


This great text book of almost 1,400 pages is still the gold standard and David E. Swayne and his five associate editors must be congratulated on a job well done!. (International Hatchery Practice, 1 March 2014) It is more useful as a reference to support an already-determined diagnosis, or for students interested in epidemiology, or requiring more detailed knowledge of specific poultry diseases. As such it is probably aimed at the poultry specialist, researcher or for the library of an academic institute . (Veterinary Record, 15 March 2014)

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief: David E. Swayne is Laboratory Director of the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in Athens, Georgia, USA. Associate Editors: J.R. Glisson is the Director of Research, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, Tucker, Georgia, USA. L.R. McDougald is Professor in the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA. L.K. Nolan is Dean at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, USA. D.L. Suarez is Research Leader of the Exotic and Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research Unit, Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture in Athens, Georgia, USA. V.L. Nair, is a Professor and Head, Avian Viral Diseases Programme, The Pirbright Institute in Compton, Berkshire, United Kingdom.

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Publication date

4th October 2013


David E. Swayne

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Wiley-Blackwell an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd


1408 pages


Poultry farming
Veterinary medicine: large animals (domestic / farm)



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