Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 5

Influence of Heat Stress and Housing on Broiler Production: A Review

Nkrumah Theresah1,2*, Tona Koukou2 and Hamidu Alhasan Jacob3

1Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Animal Research Institute, Ghana
2Laboratoire des Sciences et Techniques de Production Avicoles, Centre d’Excellence Regionale des Sciences Aviaires (CERSA), Ecole Supérieure d’Agronomie (ESA), Université de Lomé, Lomé, Togo
3Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

*Corresponding Author: Nkrumah Theresah, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Animal Research Institute, Ghana.

Received: March 12, 2020; Published: April 22, 2020


  The success of poultry production is highly dependent on prevailing climatic and environmental conditions. Heat stress is a limiting factor in broiler production in tropical regions. Heat stress causes stunted and abnormal growth as well as poor quality and safety of broiler meat. Influence of heat stress on productivity and immune response in broiler has been adequately studied. However, little research is done on the influence heat stress and housing have on poultry production. This review focuses on the research findings available on the influence of heat stress and housing in broilers.

Keywords: Heat Stress; Broiler Production; Broiler Meat



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Citation: Nkrumah Theresah., et al. “Influence of Heat Stress and Housing on Broiler Production: A Review". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.5 (2020): 28-31.


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