The book has been prepared primarily with an idea of satisfying the criteria of the Housing, feeding, nutritional and health management of duck for the veterinary students and poultry entrepreneurs.
Though ducks’ meat and eggs contribution in providing high-quality nutritional food but the production of meat and duck eggs is still lower as compared to chickens. They feed on like insects, snails and waste from kitchen, paddy grains and weeds as natural sources, yet extra feed supplements also need to be provided for better production. We would like to thank the contributors of various chapters for their timely diligence in preparing the chapters so informatively.
The book is divided in various chapters (Housing, feeding, nutritional and health management etc.). Under health management, infectious and non-infectious diseases are dealt with elaborately. Within each chapter, diseases are listed alphabetically apart from an index, which will further help the reader to quickly locate the required information.
Different photographs pertaining to the health and disease management in ducks have been duly presented in places where they are required.
1. Introduction 2. Duck Breeds and Varieties 3. Housing Management of Duck 4. Indigenous Ducks of India and their Physiological Parameters 5. Nutrient Requirements of Ducks and their Feeding 6. Non-infectious Diseases of Duck 7. Bacterial Diseases of Duck and their Management 8. Viral Diseases of Ducks 9. Protozoan Diseases of Ducks 10. Fungal Diseases of Ducks 11. Parasitic Diseases of Ducks and their Management 12. External Parasites of Ducks 13. Wild Ducks and their Diseases 14. Economics of Duck Rearing Index