Domestic Duck

Author: Mike Ashton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797970X

Category: Pets

Page: 200

View: 6629

Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them. Contents include: Breeds, their origins and characteristics; Classic ducks from all over the world; 'Designer' ducks of the twentieth century; Management of adult stock; Breeding and rearing ducklings; Common problems and ailments. Fully illustrated with over 170 black & white photographs and 35 colour photographs depicting examples of the pure breeds and all aspects of their management, this is the essential manual for all duck-keepers.
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Domestic Duck Production

Science and Practice

Author: Peter Cherry,Trevor Raymond Morris

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851990541

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 239

View: 7356

Ducks are kept for profit in a great diversity of circumstances in both temperate and tropical climates. Outlining the biology of the domestic duck, this book also combines the authors' considerable practical and scientific experience to provide quantitative descriptions of nutritional and environmental effects on growing and breeding ducks, as well as practical advice on husbandry, housing and management. Peter Cherry worked as Development Manager for a major duck producer before assuming a world-wide role as a consultant. Trevor Morris is a world-renowned poultry scientist who has also worked as a duck consultant. Their combined knowledge of the duck and the duck industry is thus unparalleled.
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Domestic Duck and Geese in Colour

Author: Michael Roberts,Victoria Roberts

Publisher: Domestic Fowl Research

ISBN: 9780947870034

Category: Ducks

Page: 48

View: 2009

This guide to domestic duck and geese has colour photographs of typical specimens of various breeds. Each breed has listed its classification, type, origin, colour variations, egg colour, characteristics, and weight, as well as faults to avoid.
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A Study of Some Aspects of Adrenal Function in the Domestic Duck

Author: Stephanie Jane Peaker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781361188729

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 4593

This dissertation, "A Study of Some Aspects of Adrenal Function in the Domestic Duck" by Stephanie Jane, Peaker, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. DOI: 10.5353/th_b3126210 Subjects: Ducks Adrenal glands
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The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8222

With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.
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The History of British Birds

Author: Derek Yalden,Umberto Albarella

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199217513

Category: Nature

Page: 263

View: 1086

"This authoritative reference work will be of particular relevance to students and researchers in the fields of archaeology and avian biology, as well as a broader audience of general ornithologists and natural historians."--BOOK JACKET.
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The New Duck Handbook

Ornamental and Domestic Ducks : Everything about Housing, Care, Feeding, Diseases, and Breeding, with a Special Chapter on Commercial Uses of Ducks

Author: Heinz-Sigurd Raethel

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812040883

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 6974

Translation of: Enten. On t.p.: Everything about housing, care, feeding, diseases, and breeding, with a special chapter on commercial uses of ducks.
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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication

Author: Charles Darwin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108014224

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 6548

Darwin's 'big book': a masterpiece of nineteenth-century scientific investigation and a key text in the development of Darwin's thought.
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Ducks

Tending a Small-Scale Flock for Pleasure and Profit

Author: Cherie Langlois

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484796

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3365

Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.
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Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering

Author: Egui Zhu,Sabo Sambath

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642275370

Category: Computers

Page: 994

View: 8205

This volume comprises the papers from 2011 International Conference on Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering (ICITAE 2011). 2011 International Conference on Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering (ICITAE 2011) has been held in Sanya, China, December 1-2, 2011. All the papers have been peer reviewed by the selected experts. These papers represent the latest development in the field of materials manufacturing technology, spanning from the fundamentals to new technologies and applications. Specially, these papers cover the topics of Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering. This book provides a greatly valuable reference for researchers in the field of Information Technology and Agricultural Engineering who wish to further understand the underlying mechanisms and create innovative and practical techniques, systems and processes. It should also be particularly useful for engineers in information technology and agriculture who are responsible for the efficient and effective operations.
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Salmonella in Domestic Animals

Author: Clifford Wray,A. Wray

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851999166

Category: Medical

Page: 463

View: 2678

Salmonella is an major cause of zoonotic infections (animal diseases which can infect humans) on a worldwide scale. Consequently, it is an organism which is the subject of a considerable amount of research. Written by leading researchers into Salmonella from Europe, North America andAustralia, this book provides the only up to date review of work on all aspects of Salmonella in farm animals, including fundamental characteristics and biology (together with the laboratory techniques necessary for their study), a description of its effects, virulence, epidemiology andcontrol.
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Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery

A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

Author: Cheryl B. Greenacre,Teresa Y. Morishita

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111840386X

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 1359

Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is a practicalresource offering guidance on developing diagnostic and treatmentplans for individual companion poultry or small flocks. Organized by body system to aid in developing a differentialdiagnosis list for common presenting signs, the book provides allthe information clinicians need to effectively treat backyardpoultry. Written by experts from both the commercial poultry fieldand the companion avian field, the book provides thorough coverageof both common and less common diseases of backyard chickens,ducks, and other poultry. The book begins with introductory chapters covering generalinformation, an overview of US laws, and basic husbandry concerns,then moves into specific disease chapters organized bysystem. The book takes an individual medicine perspectivethroughout, with photographs, radiographs, and histopathologicalphotomicrographs to illustrate principles and diseases. Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery is an invaluable guideto diseases and treatments for any practitioners treating backyardpoultry.
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Duck

Author: Victoria de Rijke

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894899

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3454

The squat, noisy duck occupies a prominent role in the human cultural imagination, as evidenced by everything from the rubber duck of childhood baths to insurance commercials. With Duck,Victoria de Rijke explores the universality of this quacking bird through the course of human culture and history. From the Eider duck to the Brazilian teal to the familiar mallard, duck species are richly diverse, and de Rijke offers a comprehensive overview of their evolutionary history. She explores the numerous roles that the duck plays in literature, art, and religion—including the Hebrew belief that ducks represent immortality, and the Finnish myth that the universe was hatched from a duck’s egg. The author also highlights the significant role humor has always played in human imaginings of duck life, such as the Topographia Hibernia, a twelfth-century tome contending that ducks originated as growths on tree trunks washed up on a beach. But the book does not neglect the bird’s role in everyday life as well, from food dishes to jokes to beloved animated characters such as Daffy Duck and Donald Duck. Duck is an entertaining account of a bird whose distinctive silhouette is known the world over.
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Duck

Author: Stephen Savage

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404245655

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2884

Introduces mallard ducks, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, migration habits, and predators.
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Diseases of Wild Waterfowl

Author: Gary A. Wobeser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306455902

Category: Medical

Page: 324

View: 1104

This second edition of the only reference devoted to diseases of wild waterfowl has been completely revised to include several new viral agents and toxins. The entire text reflects an increased emphasis on the relationships among habitat, management, and the occurrence of disease. Chapter format is consistent throughout, with the cause ecology, clinical and pathologic features, diagnostic techniques, significance, and remedial management of each disease described. Among the highlights are a chapter on diagnostic techniques (which includes the necropsy procedure) and an extensive reference list.
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