Heat stress and behaviour: the latest scientific results from Deltavit presented at JRA

October 28, 2022
chicken thermo

Several of our Research & Innovation projects on nutrition and heat stress were presented at the 14th Journées de la Recherche Avicole et Palmipèdes à Foie Gras held on 9 and 10 March in Tours.

Introduction and context of the study

This poster deals with the supply of plant extracts and electrolytes and the comfort of poultry under heat stress. The objective of the study is to observe the effect of a soluble mixture of plants and electrolytes on the behaviour of broilers.

Results of the trial

The trial showed a significant reduction in heat stress induced behaviour in chickens (open beaks and spread wings) when supplementing drinking water with this combination.

Conclusion of the trial

The addition of plant extract and electrolytes was found to be effective in reducing the effects of heat stress in chickens.

You can find the complete study below, in free access.