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close this bookEthnoveterinary Medicine in Asia - Poultry (IIRR, 1994, 40 p.)
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Heat stress

Heat stress occurs during hot weather. Some breeds of broiler cannot withstand heat.

Symptoms

· Panting, rapid breathing.
· Poultry eat little.
· Slow growth rate.
· Few eggs laid.
· Birds become ill more easily.
· Watery diarrhea of a yellow or white color.
· Chickens peck at each other.
· Death.

Prevention

· Keep the poultry house shaded and well-ventilated.
· Use grass or thatch roofs instead of galvanized tin roofing.
· Do not overcrowd the birds.
· Keep the litter dry.

Treatment

· Give water from young coconuts as drinking water.
· Mix 4 teaspoons of sugar in 1 liter of water and give as drinking water.