Heat stress - what is it?
Although the summer in Poland does not last long, losses in livestock productivity due to high temperatures can be considerable. Why does this happen? And can we prevent it?
Every animal feels best in what is known as the 'thermal comfort zone', also known as thermal neutrality. This is a temperature at which animals do not need to waste energy heating or cooling their bodies, they consume feed readily and grow and rear their offspring well.
Summer, the period with the hottest days of the year, is a time when animals are particularly vulnerable to heat stress. Heat stress o..