Poultry Science Symposium Series Series

Biology of Breeding Poultry

May 2009
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    28th May 2009
  • ISBN 9781845933753
  • Language English
  • Pages 480 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images 43 illus

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.

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

Paul M Hocking

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