Heat stress in poultry:questions, answers and advice

Agrilife24.com:Heat stress occurs whenever the animal is exposed to a temperature above its 'thermoneutral zone' (the temperature range within which the animal does not show the characteristic symptoms of heat stress because it is still able to maintain a constant temperature).

The thermoneutral zone for laying hens is between 19 and 22°C, while for broilers it is between 18 and 22°C.

What are the symptoms and effects of heat stress and how do these affect the oxidative stress of the animal? These and other questions are answered in this month's article on heat stress in poultry farming.

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