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This unique book explains how changes in poultry and egg production and processing have paced the entire agricultural field. Completely revised to include current information on the North American and global poultry industry, this comprehensive overview brings together the biology and technology of poultry, and includes a complete accounting of all phases of the industry. Topics covered include: poultry biology, incubation, genetics and breeding, nutrition, feeds and additives, management, animal waste, food safety, health, housing and equipment, eggs, layers, and meat production; as well as comprehensive appendices that discussing the raising of poultry, game, and ornamental birds. For employees, managers, and owners of poultry producing businesses.