The book contains information on all major prevalent , emerging and re-emerging infectious disease of poultry in India. Information about epidemiology , causative agent , pathogenicity , post mortem finding , diagnosis and control has been exhaustively given. Historical information on all aspects of the disease given information in properperspective. Details of Diagnostic procedures including information on control and management of infectious disease made this book of practical use to the readers. Post mortem findings are useful tools in poultry disease diagnosis, which have been given in detail. Biosecurity majors required for control of highly infectious diseases have been given with practical hints for their implementation. Information about poultry vaccine production and schedule of vaccination of disease is given . Concurrent poultry diseases have been discussed adding to the value of the book. Contingency plans of control of diseases like Avian Influenza by international organizations like OIE are given in details . The breeder and parent stock management requires different biosecurity and vaccination schedules. This book gives information about it.
The book is written by senior, experienced Veterinary Microbiologist having vast experience in the areas of health management including disease investigation , diagnosis, control and vaccine production . Each chapter is having special section on Indian Scenario , in which historical facts and real time experience have been shared with the readers which makes this book more informative and unique . The book is useful for poultry specialists, microbiologists, professionals and students including farmers.
Dr. Sharadkumar Vishnu Pandit was born on 6th October , 1936. He obtained B.V.Sc. (Hons.) Degree from Bombay University and M.V.Sc. (Bacteriology , Pathology and Parasitology) of Bombay University of 1st Batch in the year 1962. He received 2 Years Training in Virology , Serology & Tissue Culture Techniques at various research centres , Pune (ICMR – Rockfellor Foundation’s joint collaboration ) between 1964-1966. He also participated in a summer Institute in Immunology at I.V.R.I. , Mukteshwar (U.P.) during 1971. He Worked in various capacities at Disease Investigation Section , Maharashtra State, Pune for a period of 14 Years (1960-1974) , which also includes his technical services as Assistant Professor at Agriculture University of Kolhapur & at Poultry Training Centre , Kolhapur , ICAR’s Mucosal Disease and Blue Tongue Disease research schemes, Mastitis Research Schemes and All India Co-ordinated Project on F.M.D. typing (ICAR). He Published few Papers in technical journals including papers on “Development of Brucellalysate” for allergic test in Pigs (Dr. G.P. Sen of IVRI, Mukteshwar as co-author). He participated in very large number of technical seminars of National / International importance and presented papers on subjects like Foot & Mouth Disease Virus typing, IBH/HPS Vaccine Development , Diagnostic Tests for Rinderpest and Mucosal Diseases , Nephrotropic IB Vaccine, Diagnosis of Infections Laryngio – trachaeitis. Author presented valuable papers on IBD Vaccine Development , IBH / HPS Vaccine Development in Symposia at IVRI as well as at worked Poultry Science Congress Held at New Delhi , in 1988. He also worked on newly emerging diseases like IBD, Chicken Anemia Agent (CAA) & Reo Virus Infections in Poultry.
Dr. V.V.Deshmukh is working as Professor of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology in Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences , Prabhani . He Started his career as Assistant Professor of Veterinary Microbiology at College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Udgir in the years 1987. He then worked as Junior Scientists at Animal Diseases Research Centre, Parbhani from 1994 to 2000. He was Associate Professor of Veterinary Microbiology from 2000 to 2008. He became Professor of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology in the year 2008.