Heat stress in animals – Biological Times

Heat stress in animals

Publication Date : 30-06-2023


Author(s) :

Zuha Fatima , Muhammad Abdullah Qureshi , Muqadas , Muhammad luqman shabbir, Durr E Najaf .


Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
,
Issue 6
(06 - 2023)



Abstract :

Heat stress arises when body temperature of animal increases than its normal body temperature. Due to increase in the body temperature, metabolic and physiological changes occur which have unwanted effect on animal body. On the occasion of Eid ul Adha in Muslin countries animals suffer more from heat stress due to overcrowding of animals in inadequate space in markets. There are many reasons of heat stress in animals like high environmental temperature, high humidity, lack of shade, inadequate ventilation, lack of water, overcrowding, transportation, breed and species susceptiblity and Pre existing health conditionings etc. Due to these conditions there are many damaging effects on animals which include increase body temperature, dehydration, reduce feed intake, decrease milk yield and production, heat stroke and respiratory distress etc. We should take preventive measures to reduce heat stress like adequate shade, proper ventilation, water availability, adjust feeding practices, avoid overcrowding and provide proper resting areas etc.


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