e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Ankit Kashyap, OP Dinani, AK Santra, Rupal Pathak and Nishma Singh
The two primary environmental factors in terms of THI that determining the summer stress level in livestock are Air temperature and Relative humidity. The effect of Summer Stress include decrease in egg production, egg quality of laying hen and reduced growth rate in broiler production which results in huge economic losses to poor farmers. Due to absence of sweat gland in bird’s thermoregulation becomes challenging in hot weather. Provision of ventilation, density of bird, nutritional manipulation, supplementation of minerals and electrolyte are some of the managemental approaches to alleviate the summer stress. Therefore, the main objective of this review is to give some scientific reports on summer stress in poultry including its preventive measures.
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