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Biology of Breeding Poultry

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Biology of Breeding Poultry

P M Hocking

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Author(s): P M Hocking

About The Book

This book reviews the biological science and background to breeding meat poultry, specifically broiler, turkey and duck. These commercial birds have been changed by genetic selection to such an extent that they are substantially different from traditional breeds and laying hens. Covering science, management and husbandry systems, this comprehensive text provides the most up to date collection of papers on the topic from a range of international experts .

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Author P M Hocking
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 480pp
ISBN 9781845933753
Publication date May 2009
Book Type Hardcover


State of the Art

  1. Genetic Progress and Achievements
  2. Breeder Husbandry

    Genetic Improvement
  3. Quantitative Genetics and QTL
  4. Potential of Transgenics, ESTs and PGCs
  5. Sex Determination

    Physiology of Reproduction
  6. Endocrinology and Genetics of the HPA Axis
  7. Control of Follicular Development
  8. Endocrinology of Male Reproduction

    Mating Behaviour and Fertility
  9. Sperm Competition and Female Fertility
  10. Semen Quality and Semen Storage

    Incubation and Hatching
  11. Broodiness and Broody Control
  12. Hatching Egg and Chick Quality

    Managing the Environment
  13. Photoperiod and Control of Breeding
  14. Behaviour in Meat Breeding Birds
  15. Ratites and minor Poultry Species

    Nutrition of Breeding Birds
  16. Feed Restriction
  17. Protein and Amino Acid Responses
  18. Practical Breeder Nutrition
  19. Vitamins, Minerals and Micronutrients

    Health and Welfare
  20. Vaccination: Theory and Practice
  21. Immune Protection of the Hatchling
  22. Managing Current Disease Challenges

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