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Heat stress in poultry explained
Heat stress is one of the most important environmental stressors challenging poultry production worldwide as it has detrimental consequences on growth and production, leading to significant economic losses.
Impact of heat stress on poultry
In poultry, heat stress has undesirable effects on gut health, nutrient digestion and absorption, the immune system and increases the oxidative stress levels. Read more about how heat stress results in a decrease in productivity and increase in economic losses for producers.
Endotoxins are toxic compounds from bacterial origin. The most well-known endotoxins are lipopolysaccharides (LPS), which are part of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. During normal bacterial division and lysis, LPS molecules are released from the bacterial outer membrane into the environment, such as the air, water, soil and gastrointestinal tract (GIT).
Mycotoxins – a force to be reckoned with!
Mycotoxin contamination in food and feed is a worldwide problem. Among hundreds of known mycotoxins, aflatoxins (AFs), ochratoxin A (OTA), fumonisins (FBs), zearalenone (ZEA) and trichothecenes (DON, T-2, HT-2) are considered the major mycotoxins in animal production. Mycotoxins are a force to be reckoned with as they cause significant economic losses due to their impact on animal performance.