Heat stress occurs when environmental temperatures exceed the comfort zone of poultry, leading to physiological strain and reduced performance. Chickens are particularly susceptible to heat stress, with potential consequences including decreased feed intake, lower weight gain, and an increased risk of mortality. Addressing these challenges is crucial to maintaining flock health and economic sustainability.

Particularly in regions with high temperatures, heat stress poses a significant challenge in poultry production. As rising temperatures impact flock health and overall performance, poultry producers need effective strategies to mitigate the adverse effects of heat stress.

The Role of Electrolytes and Vitamin C

Electrolytes play a crucial role in maintaining proper hydration levels in poultry. During periods of heat stress, birds may experience dehydration due to increased water loss through panting and reduced feed consumption. Supplementation of electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, and chloride help to replenish the animals, promoting hydration and supporting overall well-being. Supporting functions in the body that impact energy levels, it’s also a measurement to help the birds back on track in case of heat stress and it’s resulting reduction in energy production.

Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant properties and its role in reducing oxidative stress. During heat stress, birds may experience an increase in free radicals, leading to cellular damage. Vitamin C supplementation helps mitigate oxidative stress, enhancing the birds’ resilience to heat-related challenges.

E-Hydrolyte + C is the perfect combo to tackle heat stress: Electrolytes and Vitamin C