Impact of Heat Stress on Poultry Production
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.
Stress, a response to adverse stimuli, is difficult to define and understand because of its nebulous perception. According to Selye , “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., ...