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Heat Stress and How To Prevent It

Heat Stress is when a live animal has difficulty in achieving the balance between body heat loss and body heat production. It is well known that heat stress is likely to generate problems with achieving food conversion target ratio, loss of energy, thus loss of weight, increase water intake, increase mortality rate, reduce overall production yield and affect productivity of layers. 

In warm weather animals will change their behavior in order to cool down. There is consistent evidence that the reduced productivity in association with heat stress can be alleviated by providing different types of cooling but the best way to prevent these issues is to have the right insulation from the start.

Extreme heat causes significant stress for all animals. 

Thermal stress exerts an influence on livestock productivity through an interaction between the...

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