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December 11, 1948

Diseases of Poultry with Specialist Chapters on Poultry Husbandry

JAMA. 1948;138(15):1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900150059028

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Twenty-four contributors from many different countries emphasize the part that the veterinary profession has taken in the poultry industry. Certain diseases of poultry are capable of infecting man, and these are of interest to the physician. Psittacosis, tuberculosis, encephalomyelitis, listerellosis, salmonella infections and swine erysipelas are discussed in more or less detail. The author believes that poultry are of little significance in the epidemiology of brucellosis, which is at variance with the experience of investgators in the United States. Exception will also be taken to the statement that limberneck (botulism) in poultry is fairly common in the United States because of feeding the contents of "blown" cans of foodstuffs to poultry. Nearly thirty years ago, the commercial canning industry solved the botulism problem in this country.

The book, as a whole, makes a valuable contribution to poultry husbandry.

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