Journal article

Impacts of heat stress on immune responses and oxidative stress in farm animals and nutritional strategies for amelioration

Surinder S Chauhan, VP Rashamol, M Bagath, Veerasamy Sejian, Frank R Dunshea

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOMETEOROLOGY | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

Heat stress is one of the greatest challenges for the global livestock industries as increased environmental temperature and humidity compromises animal production during summer leading to devastating economic consequences. Over the last 30 years, significant developments have been achieved in cooling and provision of shade and shelter to mitigate heat stress reducing some of the losses associated with heat stress in farm animals. However, the recent increase in the incidence of heat waves which are also becoming more severe and lasting longer, due to climate change, further accentuates the problem of heat stress. Economic losses associated with heat stress are both direct due to loss in pro..

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