A comprehensive guide on how to raise pheasants and red-leg partridges Choosing the breeding stock, incubating the eggs, rearing the chicks to release, and nurturing the game through the start of the shooting season A hands-on, practical, step-by-step guide that draws on a wide range of accepted best practice Advice on rearing game in a low-cost and efficient manner, without compromising quality and ensuring the welfare of the birds
Now in its sixth edition, Poultry Diseases is once again fully revised with the addition of vital new material. It remains the standard reference work on health and disease for those involved in the poultry industry, government and veterinary education. Following a familiar structure, readers of the sixth edition gain concise but major reviews on current knowledge of general and disease-specific topics discussed over 45 (5 new) chapters in seven sections. With a large international team of contributors led by an authoritative editor team and a Foreword by Professor Frank Jordan, Poultry Diseases is an invaluable resource for the practicing veterinarian, poultry inspector, agricultural manager or veterinary student. Covers common and rarer diseases found in all species of poultry (including chickens, ducks, turkeys, game birds and guinea-fowl). Each chapter outside the General Overview section identifies clearly Epidemiology, Clinical Signs and Differential Diagnosis, Pathogenesis, Treatment and Control. Systems chapters discuss disorders of selected body systems in detail, leading to differential diagnosis of the specific disorder Comprehensive Appendices of Useful Data, Glossary of Terms, and Lists of diseases specific to Turkeys and Ducks (cross-referenced to the disease organisms in the main text) Worldwide coverage from a recognized international team of editors and contributors 5 new chapters and major chapter revisions on biosecurity in poultry management; avian influenza; legislation and poultry welfare New contributors and 2 new prominent editors make up a 4 strong editorial team Two color format with over 60 2-colour illustrations highlights key information Viral chapters now include information on zoonoses
Essential information for part-time and professional gamekeepers
Author: J.C. Jeremy Hobson
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
This book is a comprehensive gamekeeping manual for those enthusiastic amateurs who spend their spare time running a small DIY syndicate shoot, and for those who are professionally employed on a full-time basis. It shows the reader how to perform all the tasks required of the modern gamekeeper, including how to rear and release game and advises on many aspects of habitat improvement and conservation. It also covers important and sometimes controversial issues, such as public access on private land, the need for predator and pest control, and many other aspects which need to be considered by keepers, be they part-time or professional. You'll discover important information about: - The gamekeeper's calendar - Rearing and releasing methods - Safe and sensible use of veterinary medicines - Legislation and the law - Health & safety requirements - How to become a qualified keeper and the training needed. Bang up to date, this book also incorporates fascinating and interesting snippets and pictures from the past in order to show how this most traditional of countryside occupations has evolved. 'Jeremy Hobson does much in this book to apprise us all of the modern approach to keepering, from raising birds and habitat management to choosing coats and boots and training dogs. It is all here, and a fascinating read it is - both for those in the know and those who are curious to learn all about it.' Alan Titchmarsh, patron of the National Gamekeeper's Organisation
This book shows the reader how to perform all the tasks required of the modern gamekeeper, including how to rear and release game, and advises on many aspects of habitat improvement and conservation. It also covers important and sometimes controversial issues, such as public access on private land, the need for predator and pest control, and many other aspects which need to be considered by keepers, be they part-time or professional.
Release on 2015-05-11 | by Alan P Buckle,Robert H Smith
Author: Alan P Buckle,Robert H Smith
The most numerous of the world's invasive species, rodent pests have a devastating impact on agriculture, food, health and the environment. In the last two decades, the science and practice of rodent control has faced new legislation on rodenticides, the pests' increasing resistance to chemical control and the impact on non-target species, bringing a new dimension to this updated 2nd edition and making essential reading for all those involved in rodent pest control, including researchers, conservationists, practitioners and public health specialists.
The aim of this book is to re-evaluate the true pest status of many common species traditionally regarded as pests. It is based on a revised selection of papers presented at a symposium organized by the Mammal Society in London, November 1987.
Established in 1887, Sanders Bros. was the UK's largest chain of corn, flour, seed and general produce merchants in the 1920s, trading from 154 branches in 1925 in London and the surrounding area and with a stock market value higher than Marks & Spencer. With more retail stores than Sainsbury or Tesco, Sanders Bros. was also a significant manufacturer and distributor of biscuits and grocery and a major importer of spices and rice. Taken over by a colourful group of investors, it was quickly broken up and its records destroyed in the 1950s. The story of this major business is reconstructed using published and personal sources, including family memories, photos and advertisements. This is the unique and previously untold story of a national food retail chain in the pre-supermarket era, and the lessons taught by its rise and fall.