Poultry farmers asked to manage heat stress in birds
With temperature likely to increase in the next three days, poultry farmers were asked to prepare feed so as to manage the stress in birds.
A press release from Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said that the sky will remain dry and the maximum and minimum temperature will be 40 degree Celsius (104 degree Fahrenheit) and 27 degree Celsius (80.6 degree Fahrenheit).
Wind speed will be around six km per hour mostly from southeast direction.
Precautionary measures need to be taken as the heat stress will continue in poultry even during night hours, it said.
Feed should be prepared very carefully to manage summer stress, particularly excess protein should be avoided and amino acid level to be balanced.
Also, reduce cereals and add oil to balance energy in feed, the press release issued here added.