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Heat Stress in livestock and its negative impact

Published: June 22, 2023
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Heat stress is a huge problem in farm animals, as their welfare and performance can be negatively affected by extreme environmental conditions. When animals are exposed to very high or low temperatures outside their comfort range, they might experience heat stress. This can bring about various unfavorable consequences, such as decreased food intake, reduced zootechnical performance, alterations i...
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Fernando Pérez García
Liptosa (Lipidos Toledo SA)
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David Revilla, Carlos López Tomé
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Eduardo Espinoza
4 de octubre de 2023

In our tropical climates, it is very important to choose the breed and the purpose of the farm before undertaking the production of meat, milk or both. Rather than trying to moderate the effect of the climate.

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Fernando Pérez García
Liptosa (Lipidos Toledo SA)
10 de octubre de 2023
@Eduardo Espinoza thank you for your response. Indeed, it is always preferable to tailor your production to be viable according to the climate of your geography. However, in some locations, there are significant temperature fluctuations throughout the year. In the case of heat, here are some of the ways we can employ to mitigate its negative effects on animals.
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Eduardo Espinoza
10 de octubre de 2023
@Fernando Pérez García Dear Fernando, If you already have the problem you should certainly fix it. The recommendation I make to my users is that it should be planned beforehand. In exchange for looking for solutions that have a cost. The above in ideal conditions.
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BAWINDSOMDE OUEDRAOGO
13 de octubre de 2023
Dear Fernando,

Thank you for this accurate elements. Yes Indeed heat factor can lead to disastrous results.
As in our hot and dry tropical countries, it is a dynamic challenge which requires husbandry skills like those in the aforementioned article
Do essential oils play the same role in preventing and alleviating heat stress?

Cheers
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