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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:35 am 
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Hi all,

Not sure if this is in the right section, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good book on poultry diseases, like a veterinary poultry book perhaps?

I am not a vet, but have a scientific background and would be really interested to learn more about poultry biology and diseases, both from a practical chicken keeping perspective but also because I'm a geek!

If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:06 pm 
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I am not sure about any books Spamjam but the Merck online veterinary is a good read and very useful.
Merck Manual Online

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:30 pm 
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I have many books on poultry health. The one that I like the most is 'The Chicken Health Handbook' by Gail Damerow and Jeanne Smith DVM. It's quite easy to digest the information held within.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Linz wrote:
I have many books on poultry health. The one that I like the most is 'The Chicken Health Handbook' by Gail Damerow and Jeanne Smith DVM. It's quite easy to digest the information held within.

Linz :)


I also have this book, very informative and easy to understand.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:05 pm 
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Oh lovely thanks guys, I'll look out for the book you mention guineafowl and Linz, it sounds very useful. Does it cover things like chicken anatomy and so on? I'm finding it very interesting learning the differences between us and chickens!

Thanks redjohanna too, I'll have a read of the Merck Manual in more detail - I did read something about chronic respiratory disease on there a few weeks aog but hadn't really looked much further. Thanks for the suggestion :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:58 am 
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Thanks folks. I've added that book to the list of books in the "Poultry books" section in the Library. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=7032


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:33 am 
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You can get this book online from Amazon or Booktopia

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Packed with relevant information for all breeds and ages, this book covers nutrition, disease, immunity, and anatomy. Written for the chicken fancier and nonspecialist


Its got a beautiful big Plymouth on the cover..

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:23 pm 
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Aside from the Chicken Health Handbook another great book is Poultry Diseases edited by Mark Pattison
Well presented and a bit more scientific but written without all the medical jargon

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