Project Summary: Electrolyte supplementation to alleviate the adverse effects of severe heat stress

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  • Published: 14 Mar 2019

  • Author(s): Jeff Downing

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Meat chickens are highly susceptible to heat stress, particularly during periods of prolonged hot weather events in shed conditions and also during transport. Heatwaves in Australia are expected to become a regular occurrence, so there is a need to identify and implement strategies that complement current strategies to reduce heat stress in meat chickens, such as the use of electrolytes.