Practical advice on feeding animals under heat stress

Practical advice on feeding animals under heat stress

Adjusting nutrition in summer can help animals cope with the effects of heat stress. (Denise P. Lett | Dreamstime.com)

Helping animals cope with heat stress through nutrition is one of the ways to alleviate the negative impact of summer.

As it has been repeated often, high-producing animals in confinement suffer from high feed intake that yields an excess amount of metabolic heat. This increases animal discomfort, resulting in reduced feed intake and, subsequently, performance. Non-nutritional measures to reduce animal discomfort should also be considered, but here we focus only on nutrition.

Read the full article at: Feed Strategy | July 2020