Impact of Heat Stress on Poultry Production

Published on: 07/05/2017
Author/s : Lucas J. Lara 1, Marcos H. Rostagno 2. / 1 Department of Animal Sciences, Purdue University, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA; 2 Livestock Behavior Research Unit, USDA-ARS, 125 South Russell Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

1. Introduction  Stress, a response to adverse stimuli, is difficult to define and understand because of its nebulous perception. According to Selye [1], “stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand”, whereas stressor can be defined as “an agent that produces stress at any time”. Therefore, stress represents the reaction of the animal organism (i.e., ...

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July 5, 2017
Brochodilator with cold water is very helpful in heat stress for broiler and egg breeds.
Stephen Adejoro Dr Stephen Adejoro Dr
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
July 5, 2017

Heat stress is the major trigger of Gumboro diseases in the tropics.

Dr. Md. Mehadi Hasan Dr. Md. Mehadi Hasan
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 27, 2019
Due to heat stress Egg shell color lost as well as production also.
Stephen Adejoro Dr Stephen Adejoro Dr
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
June 28, 2019

Betaine with prevent electrolytes loss either by evaporation it by water loss through the digestive system
Betaine is an osmoregulator that I maintain intracellular homeostasis and intracellular water conservation that prevent cell dehydration
Betaine performing the above physiological functions will improve egg shell coloration since it will minimize water and electrolyte loss by diarrhea
Betaine is an emerging dietary and nutraceutical product to watch for the management of heat stress, heat induced diarrhea, coccidiosis and egg shell discoloration.
Betaine can serve multipurpose functions in poultry with its friendly diversity if dosage application.

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