In the coming years, heat waves may occur more frequently and last longer. Beyond reducing the quality and quantity of forage, high temperatures and humidity also affect productivity and the reproductive performance of livestock. The management of heat stress is already a major challenge in animal production, and given the growing demand for food in the world, it will become an even larger strategic challenge in the future.
Dr. Amit Kumar Pandey, PhD (VPT), Dr. Praful Kumar; Ayurvet
Vitamins and minerals are the key ingredients of the poultry ration and their role in normal body functions, growth, and reproduction is well known. Their supplementation in ration has given utmost importance but their extent of absorption and utilization by the birds are not of much concern.
Tan Boon Fei, Kemin Animal Nutrition & Health, Asia Pacific
Coccidiosis is a major disease challenge in poultry production worldwide. It causes damage to the intestinal wall leading to intestinal lesions, resulting in impaired nutrient absorption and exposure to secondary infections. Coccidiosis is a principle predisposing factor for necrotic enteritis caused by pathogenic Clostridium perfringens.