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Nutritional and Digestive Disorders of Poultry
by Dr Simon M Shane

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This text has been prepared to guide for the reader through diseases, parasites and malfunction of the digestive tract of commercial poultry. The interrelationship of intrinsic and environmental factors in the context of intensive production systems requires an appreciation of the multifactorial etiology resulting in dysfunction.

The book uses a systematic approach when evaluating production records, clinical signs, lesions and laboratory investigations is stressed through adoption of a common format for the conditions reviewed.


  • The digestive tract
  • Feed consumption and digestion
  • Immunity
  • Practical nutrition of commercial poultry
  • Technical feed ingredients and supplements
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Feed quality and disease interactions
  • Abnormal conditions
  • Infections of the digestive system: strategies to prevent disease in flocks
  • Applied immunology and the control of disease
  • Digestive diseases in poultry
  • Diseases of public health significance
  • Economics applied to poultry production
  • Index

With contributions by Lucy A Tucker

This guide is ideal for veterinarians, laboratory diagnosticians, nutritionists and students.

About the Author

Dr. Simon M. Shane is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University where he was involved in teaching, research and service from 1979 through 2001.  He currently holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University.

He obtained his veterinary degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1964, and earned a Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition from Cornell University in 1969.  He subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa in 1975, while serving as a Production Director for a large integrated broiler producer in the Republic of South Africa.

He was awarded the Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2001, is a 1991 Charter Diplomat of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians and the 2005 recipient of the AAAP Lasher-Botorff Award.  Professor Shane is active in all aspects of US and international broiler and egg production with special emphasis on bio security, economics and food safety, having consulted extensively in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.


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Additional information

ISBN13: 9781899043545
Format: Paperback
Pages: 174
Language: English
Published: 2006

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