ISBN 9788181891471,Scientific Poultry Production A Unique Encylopaedia

Scientific Poultry Production A Unique Encylopaedia


Ibdc Publishers



Ibdc Publishers

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788181891471

ISBN-10 8181891473

Hard Back

Language (English)

Engineering measurement & calibration

Poultry farming changed from backyard hobby to business enterprise and veterinarians need to know more about oultry science to augment the growth of the industry. By the time second revised edition was publised during 1998, poultry industry and poultry science education had witnessed rapid strides of progress. Sicne then the progress has futher intensified; boriler and layer industries are grwoing at an estimated rate of 10 and 15%, respectively.

There has been an atitude change in poulry farming especially in developed countries with welfare and envrionmental concerns coming to the fore. In about 5-6 years, the member countries of European Union will be completely replacing the conventional cages; even alternatives for one of the most commo farm practices, beak-trimming, is being thoguht of. The spread of Avian influenza has added an altogether different dimension to the disease control, biosecurity and basic farm technologies.

Feeding poultry has entered into a new area of enzymes, perfomance enhances and other mean of maximizing returns. Newer poultry products have made poultry meat, as has been till now, the most popular meat throughtout the world. Development in the field of biotechnology is likely to after apportunities for both basic research as well as application in practical breeding the later become a necessity conventional selection processes are no more able to produce the desired/expected responses.

The veterinary council of India (VCI) is in the process of revising the undergraduate veterinary syllabus. Notwithstanding the fact that two courses (instead of one earlier) are proposed, it appears inadequate. Further, it is suprising that an industry which contributes 1.2% of GDP of the country, already employing 2,000 veterinarians and likely to continue employing a tenth of that every year, has not been properly recognized; for instance the VCI does not stipulate that the Department of Poultry Science should be an independent department in Veterinary colleges.