Poultry Science, 5th Edition by Colin G. Scanes, Karen D. Christensen is available to download free in pdf / epub format.
Poultry production continues to make tremendous advances. This thoroughly revised fifth edition of Scanes’ seminal, comprehensive text presents students and professionals alike with valuable, research-based material relevant to all stages of a poultry career. Areas covered include global and commercial poultry production; poultry business organization; and production of meat chickens (broilers), turkeys, eggs, ducks, geese, game birds, and other poultry. Other chapters cover the fundamental science behind production: poultry biology, genetics, behavior, diseases/health, housing, ventilation, and processing. New or greatly expanded sections cover biosecurity; poultry stress/welfare; feed additives; food safety; incubation; controlling pests; poultry waste and environmental issues; brooding; and organic, free-range, and niche poultry production. “Points for Discussion” and “Deeper Dive” sections highlight key examples and provide further context and empirical data for critical areas in poultry production, giving students a first-hand look at issues in both small and large operations.