Poultry Keepers in India Reminded to Provide Cool Water in Hot Weather

24 March 2016, at 12:00am

INDIA - As temperatures reach high levels in India this week, poultry keepers have been reminded to ensure birds have access to a cool drinking water supply to prevent mortality.

The Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said that temperatures will reach 40°C (104°F) in coming days, according to reports from The Hindu.

The college also advised supplementing feed with electrolytes and amino acids, and said such measures should allow poultry to adapt to heat stress conditions and maintain yields.