The Ostrich

Biology, Production and Health

August 1999
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  • Published
    1st August 1999
  • ISBN 9780851993508
  • Language English
  • Pages 360 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"

The ostrich is a relatively new agricultural animal in many parts of the world, and even in South Africa it was domesticated only a little over a century ago. Recently however there has been a huge growth in interest in ostrich farming, and production of ostriches for low-fat meat and leather is now a reality in many parts of the world.

This book is the first comprehensive volume to review the world scientific literature on ostrich biology, production and health.

* Written by leading authors from South Africa, Europe, Israel and the USA
* Deals with the ostrich in farmed and natural environments
* Essential reading for those interested in avian and poultry science

Denis C Deeming

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