Poultry Production (ICAR-JRF, ICAR-SRF, ASRB and ICAR-NET examinations)

About the Book

This book “Poultry Production” is written for the basic understanding of the poultry science to the students of the B.V.Sc. & A.H., M.V.Sc. and Ph.D. students of the Poultry Science, Animal Nutrition and Livestock Production Management along with poultry farmers. This book is equally beneficial for the examinations of the ICAR-JRF, ICAR-SRF, ASRB and ICAR-NET examinations. This book is written in simple language and easy to be understood.

About the Authors

Dr. Om Prakash Dinani, Assistant Professor, Instructional Livestock Farm Complex Department, College of Veterinary Science and A.H., Anjora. Dr. Dinani obtained M.V.Sc. in Poultry Science from IVRIDU, Izatnagar (U.P.) securing 1st rank in the department and PGDAEM from MANAGE Hyderabad securing 1st rank. He has worked as Veterinary Assistant Surgeon (VAS) in Livestock Development Department, Govt. of Chhattisgarh He has got ICAR Junior Research Fellowship AIR 13th and also secured ICAR Senior Research Fellowship AIR 1st rank. He has secured 1st rank in Assistant Professor Selection in ILFC department. He has also awarded Krishi Shiromani Award from the Honorable Governor of Chhattisgarh. Presently he is pursuing his Ph.D. as sponsored candidate from I.V.R.I. D.U. Izatnagar, U.P. He has also performed duty as Officer in-charge Bull Mother Experimental Farm for the period of two years. He has worked as Co-organizer in 08 Farmers Training programmes conducted in the college. He has published 15 research papers, 18 abstracts, 25 popular articles, 07 technical bulletins, 30 pamphlets and 07 manuals related to Livestock and Poultry Production and Management.

Dr. Sita Prasad Tiwari earned MVSc (Animal Nutrition) from Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar and PhD (Animal Nutrition) from Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. He started his career as Research Associate from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur (1984), Assistant Professor in Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Palampur (1988-1991), Associate Professor in Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner (1991-1993) and Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur (1993-1999) and subsequently Professor & Head from 1999 to July, 2012. Thereafter he served as Director Research in Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu Vishwavidyalaya, Durg from August 2012 to August 2013 and take over as Dean in Veterinary and Animal Science Faculty in August 2012 and continued till date.


Preface v
1. Terminology Related to Poultry 1
2. Different Breeds of Poultry 5
3. New Horizons in Rural Poultry Farming 10
4. Digestive System of Poultry 12
5. Male Reproductive System of Poultry 13
6. Female Reproductive System of Poultry 15
7. Lighting Management 17
8. Deep Litter Management 19
9. Construction and Designing of Low Cost Poultry Houses 21
10. Record Keeping in Poultry Farms 31
11. Egg and Hatchery Born Diseases: Prevention and Control 44
12. Control of Avian Influenza: Perspect and Prospect 46
13. Evaluation of Egg Quality 50
14. Production of Designer Eggs 55
15. Egg Shell Quality 61
16. Summer Stress Management in Poultry 64
17. Factors Affecting Microbial Growth on Poultry Meat and Egg 71
18. Vaccination of Poultry 74
19. Sex Differention in Certain Poultry Species 76
20. Welfare Issues Associated with Cage Rearing 79
21. Nutrition in Relation to Poultry Disease and Stress 85
22. Protein Evaluation of Feeds 90
23. Bioavailability of Minerals in Poultry Feed Stuffs 102
24. Minerals & Vitamins in Eggs and their Losses during Storage 108
25. Vitamin E and its Role in Immunity 112
26. Vitamin Deficiencies in Poultry 119
27. Trace Minerals in Poultry Nutrition 131
28. Vitamin A and Zinc Interaction 136
29. Role of Vitamins in Immunity 138
30. Recent Advances in Feed Analysis 141
31. Role of Trace Minerals on Immunity 149
32. Feed Safety and Nutritional Security Under Changing Climatic Scenario 153 
33. Functional Properties of Egg and their Applications 178
34. Recent Techniques of Eggs Preservation 182
35. Role of Poultry in Doubling The Farmers Income 185
36. Objective Poultry Production 189

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