Heat stress in poultry

Published on: 03/12/2021
Author/s : Dr. Marisa Erasmus, Purdue University. Reviewers: Dr. Leonie Jacobs, Virginia Tech; Dr. Prafulla Regmi, North Carolina State University; Dr. Shawna Weimer, University of Maryland.

Identifying behavioral signs is key to managing heat stress in poultryEvery year, high summer temperatures have important effects on poultry health and welfare. Heat stress occurs when poultry cannot adapt to high environmental temperatures and need to expend energy to maintain their body temperature within the ideal range.Heat stress can be a problem for any poultry and can affect birds at any ag...

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March 12, 2021
Pls send a good composition of a heat stress product
March 23, 2021
Thanks Authors for information, now how can I control heat in the poultry house particularly in African tropical countries
March 23, 2021
Hi! Without knowing too much about your specific poultry system, I would say that ventilation would be a key management approach to avoid heat stress in poultry. High levels of air flow will reduce heat stress even if temperatures are quite high. Another potential approach could be to cool the water that birds have access to, but this may not be feasible. Hope this helps!
April 1, 2021
Please discuss heat stress in poultry especially if you are in a tropical country where temperature reaches up to 42°C in the afternoon. Thanks and stay safe everyone
April 5, 2021
Inspite of all management regarding heat stress, we can use kcl to ago d the effect of heat stress. We can use 2-3 g of KCl per liter of water.
June 22, 2021
Muhammad Kashif Iqbal,

Would this be for Acute Stress or Cyclic heat stress (Morning's 24 degrees progressing to 35 during the day)?
What would be the rate for milder heat stress? The same?
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