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Heat Stress

Published on: 08/29/2021
Author/s : Ewa Sujka, Commercial Director

Thermal stress happens when the animal leaves its thermal comfort zone, it means neither too cold nor too hot, let's say it feels good. In both of the cases, the stress due to heat and cold, the problem itself is not the temperature alone, but its relation to relative humidity level.The differences in sensitivity for each species must be taken into account. Cows cope better with high temperatu...

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Viorel Marculescu Viorel Marculescu
Sales & Technical Director Animal Nutrition Russia & CIS
August 29, 2021
"Essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus give cooling properties by acting on the so call receptors of cold" Can you please describe the physiological process?
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Ewa Sujka Ewa Sujka
Commercial Manager
LIPTOSA LIPTOSA
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
August 30, 2021

Dear Viorel Marculescu,

Several compounds as methol or eucaliptol, induce the cool perception, it is due to the capacity of activation of the so-called cold receptors, particularly those from TRP family. In the case of essential oils, the ion channel TRPM8 (this can be found mainly on skin and oral cavity) is activated in the same way as cold is doing: increasing or reducing the ion exchange.
Best regards,
Ewa.

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Muhammad Farooq Muhammad Farooq
M Sc (hons) Animal Nutrition
September 20, 2021
Ewa Sujka methol or menthol
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Ewa Sujka Ewa Sujka
Commercial Manager
LIPTOSA LIPTOSA
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
September 24, 2021
Muhammad Farooq
Menthol - sorry for the mistake.
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Dr. Rama Prasad Chakraborty Dr. Rama Prasad Chakraborty
Specialist in Animal Nutrition
September 7, 2021

Essential oil like peppermint oil or eucalyptus do possess to treat systemic dyspepsia by relieving pain cropped up in GI tract through IBS though they have little effect to address abdominal colic like covered by Simithicone. Hence your declaration demands further study to draw a conclusion on their true efficacy. Above all, they are from extraction from herbal leaf only and more prudent to obtain relief from pain superficially especially on muscles and ligaments.

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MOSES BAHAGO MOSES BAHAGO
Student
September 7, 2021

Practically, I learned that birds that are on deep litter system enjoy more during hot season that those in the battery cage system.

This is evidently proven because the saw dust on the floor conserves moisture which dramatically birds do lie upon.

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January 4, 2022
Nothing can be better than controlling the house temperature
Spray water with foggers in dry weather.
Add airmovement with fans if weather is also humid.
Tunnel ventilation with cooling pads and exhausts in a house whose sides are closed.
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