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on May 21, 2020

Strategies for managing heat stress in poultry

Prevention is key, but other practices can help mitigate symptoms.

A lack of sweat glands and relatively high body temperatures put poultry, especially fast-growing chickens, at a higher risk of heat stress. This is a concern for farmers, especially as temperatures rise in the northern hemisphere.

The comfortable ambient temperature for poultry is between 18 and 24 ‘C. Above this…

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