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on August 15, 2018

Cooling-pad maintenance tips to relieve bird heat stress

Regular maintenance of your poultry house’s evaporative cooling system is the best way to maximize the temperature drop across the pads and maintain bird performance in hot weather.

“In order to achieve optimum efficiency, evaporative cooling pads need to have proper maintenance,” according to Brett Ramirez, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University.

“Efficiency is a function of the cooling-pad thickness and air velocity across the face of…

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