Little-known consequences of heat stress

Consequences of heat stress in poultry

Heat stress has a negative impact on the zootechnical performance of animals. These decreases in performance are generally accompanied by an alteration in the quality of the finished products.

Thus, metabolic changes associated with heat stress (increased proteolysis, decreased lipolysis) can affect the protein content of meat and increase fat deposition.

Chronic heat stress can reduce consumer acceptability of the product due to pale meat color and reduced water retention capacity (seepage and cooking losses).

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For layers, heat stress has a negative impact on the quality of the egg, particularly in terms of the Haugh score, yolk color and shell strength. Lipid peroxidation leads to a deterioration in the taste of the egg.

CCPA and Deltavit not only offer solutions dedicated to the impact of heat stress on the well-being and performance of animals, but also natural solutions to improve the quality of finished products.

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Preparing for hot weather

Preparing your poultry for hot weather is essential. Discover all our advice to prepare for the summer season and ensure the thermal comfort of your poultry.

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Poultry feeding and hot weather

Adapting the feed of your poultry during high heat is essential. Discover all our advice to prepare for the summer season and ensure the thermal comfort of your poultry.

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Impact of high heat on poultry

Heat stress and high temperatures have a considerable impact on your poultry. Discover all our advice to prepare for the summer season and ensure the thermal comfort of your poultry.

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