J Therm Biol 2021 Apr 30;97:102867. Epub 2021 Jan 30.
Department of Veterinary Parasitology, LUVAS, Hisar, 125004, Haryana, India. Electronic address:
Heat stress is an important environmental determinant which adversely affects the performance of poultry worldwide. The present communication reviews the impact of heat stress on production, reproduction and growth performance of poultry, and its alleviation using genetic strategies. The adverse effects of high environmental temperature on poultry include decrease in growth rate, body weight, egg production, egg weight, egg quality, meat quality, semen quality, fertility and hatchability, which cause vast financial losses to the poultry industry. Read More