The book aims to be the definitive standard reference work on current health and disease issues relevant to anyone involved in working with poultry, with an emphasis on the poultry industry. The editors have done an excellent job of condensing a diverse wealth of knowledge into an acessible format. A large international team of contributors and UK editors, who are active and renowned in their particular fields, has written the chapters and this provides new approaches and ideas. There is good use of high-quality photographs and diagrams, with the easy layout allowing information to obtained quickly. This is a much-needed textbook that provides detailed information on poultry diseases, and is of interest to veterinarians working with small-scale and large-scale poultry-keeping situations.