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Electrolyte supplementation to alleviate the adverse effects of severe heat stre

Modern broilers are highly susceptible to heat stress. The consequences are reduced performance, lower meat quality, poorer welfare and increased mortality. Some of these adverse effects are seen when the shed temperature is 26⁰C to 28 ⁰C. Using insulated tunnel ventilated sheds it is feasible to maintain a shed temperature 8⁰ to10 ⁰ lower than the outside ambient temperature. So, when the outside temperature is >36⁰C broilers are exposed to a shed temperature that causes heat stress.

The project will investigate the effect of water electrolyte supplementation when broilers are exposed to a temperature of 32 ⁰C (equivalent to an outside temperature of 40 ⁰C) during the last week of a 42 day production cycle.

Project date

16 Jul 2018-15 Sep 2019
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Research organisation

The University of Sydney (USYD)

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AgriFutures Australia

AgriFutures Australia, formerly known as Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), are an organisation that proudly focuses on the …

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Alternative protein Aquaculture Cereal grains Cross industry Essential oils Fruits Game Honey bees Nuts Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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