FAO Animal Production and Health Manuals # 3Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) represents a threat to poultry industries worldwide and to people's livelihoods, and a potential threat to human health. The international community has a vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of HPAI through unregulated poultry trade and marketing practices and, on rare occasions, exposu
Microbiological Risk Assessment SeriesSalmonella and campylobacteriosis are among the most frequently reported foodborne diseases worldwide. Codex Alimentarius Commission agreed that guidelines for the control of both diseases in poultry was a priority and initiated their development in 2007. In order to continue their work the Codex Committee in Food Hygiene requested FAO and WHO to provide them with the necessary scientific advice. In
This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of rearing indigenous chickens. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line drawings.
Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ManualsThe highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 strain has spread from domestic poultry to a large number of species of free-ranging wild birds, including non-migratory birds and migratory birds that can travel thousands of kilometres every year. The regular contact and interaction between poultry and wild birds has increased the urgency of understanding wild bird diseases. This manual contains
Series: FAO Animal Production and Health ManualsHighly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) represents a threat to poultry industries worldwide and to people's livelihoods, and a potential threat to human health. The international community has vested interest in minimizing the spread of this disease. Countries may be under threat of introduction of avian influenza through exposure of poultry to wild birds, especially waterfowl. They may a
Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis new guide provides information and advice to those concerned with the production and sale of eggs in developing countries with an emphasis on marketing, i.e. producing in order to meet market demand. Augmenting the production of laying chickens and improving farmers' returns by effective production planning and marketing will improve farm incomes, and will help to meet the nutritional need
Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersThis publication is a comprehensive review of all aspects of poultry production in South Asia. It will help producers operate under "technically correct" conditions. All aspects of poultry production are discussed, including layer production for eggs and broilers for meat. Details are given on feeding and nutrition, housing and general husbandry, as well as on flock health. Regional specifi
Series: FAO Diversification bookletsPoultry are the most benign farm stock; easy to manage, resilient and relatively productive under the most varied conditions. Anyone with a small patch of land can keep poultry for their eggs and meat, and for breeding. There are few greater pleasures than keeping a flock of hens and feeding them from the produce of the garden or surplus food from the house. The more commercially-minded producer will
Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or singly.