Book Chapter

Nutritional Strategies to Alleviate Heat Stress in Sheep

FR Dunshea, PA Gonzalez-Rivas, AT Hung, K DiGiacomo, SS Chauhan, BJ Leury, PP Celi, EN Ponnampalam, JJ Cottrell

Sheep Production Adapting to Climate Change | Springer | Published : 2017

Abstract

Heat stress is the most intriguing factor negatively influencing sheep production. Heat stress management in sheep requires multiple strategies. There are several recent research findings which help to understand the hidden intricacies of nutritional intervention ameliorating the effects of heat stress in sheep. Applications of feed additives in particular were found to be the most widely adapted methodology to alleviate heat stress in an economical way. The commonly attempted feed additives include antioxidants, betaine, chromium, insulin mimics, and manipulation of concentrates to slow fermentation. These applications were either proved to be effective, or are currently being evaluated for..

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