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23 September 2015

Counteracting heat stress 
in poultry production

Modern broiler breeds have a 
continuously increasing growth rate and feed efficiency, which coincides with a reduced heat tolerance. Housing broilers at high ambient 
temperatures adversely affects 
performance, intestinal integrity, immune response, and meat quality. Feed additives that alleviate the 
consequences of heat stress, among which phytogenic feed additives, 
generally exert clear antioxidant effects.
Author/Organization: World Poultry
Year: 2015
Topics: animal health, animal stress/discomfort/distress, breeding, broilers, housing, poultry production, poultry/chickens, productivity