Heat Streess can Reduce Egg Production in africa

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The tropical region is characterized by high temperature and humidity, which can be harmful to poultry birds if it is not properly managed. High temperature and humidity can lead to heat stress and even death in extreme case .

 

Oloyo A , From Department of Architectural Technology, School of Environmental Studies,Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria Said : heat stress due to harsh climatic conditions in the tropics is deleterious to health and productive performance of poultry and by implication economics of egg and poultry meat production.

In addition, the problem limits dietary protein supply in the affected countries.However, the problem may be alleviated if attention is paid to sources of heat generation in the design and construction of the open poultry houses .

He added : There is a gap between the population growth and protein supply in many tropical countries where per capita income is low and the majority of people consume less protein than a daily standard for recommended protein intake.

Poultry egg production remains the fastest route to bridging the protein demand-supply gap in these regions. However, poultry are faced with heat stress in the tropics which is deleterious to health and productive performance of laying and meat production. In addition, the problem limits dietary protein supply in the affected countries. The harmful effects of heat stress may be alleviated if attention is paid to sources of heat generation in the design and construction of the open poultry houses.

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