Poultry Health Management Practices and Their Effect on Production and Reproduction

  • Singh AK Associate Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Krupa S Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, India
  • Minakshi Bhattacharjee Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Assam down Town University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Keywords: Temperature, Production and Reproduction, egg, exposures, heat stress


This Poultry health management practices are crucial for the industry's success in terms of both productivity and reproduction. Boosting poultry farming's productivity, illness resistance, and reproductive success via sound health management practices. Heat stress is a major environmental factor that hurts poultry productivity across the globe. This article examines the effects of heat stress on the productivity, fertility, and development of chickens, as well as how these effects may be mitigated by genetic manipulation. High ambient temperatures have devastating economic consequences for the chicken business because they reduce growth rate, body weight, egg output, egg weight, egg quality, meat quality, sperm quality, fertility, and hatchability. The poultry's performance characteristics are negatively impacted by the high ambient temperature. Therefore, birds bred for performance are more likely to perish from heat stress. The heat stress that birds experience during travel results in lower meat quality, higher mortality, and welfare concerns. To select poultry birds with increased thermo-tolerance and disease resistance, molecular markers are now being investigated to identify the prospective candidate genes connected to production, reproduction, and growth features.


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How to Cite
Singh AK, Krupa S, & Minakshi Bhattacharjee. (2023). Poultry Health Management Practices and Their Effect on Production and Reproduction. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 24(2), 486 - 500. Retrieved from https://veterinaria.org/index.php/REDVET/article/view/363