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- Cahaner, A., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Poultry science 2011 v.90 no.1 pp. 19-29
- broiler chickens; breed differences; viability; animal growth; carcass characteristics; phenotype; heat tolerance; poultry production; chicken breeds; thermoregulation; warm season; heat stress; body temperature; chronic diseases; liveweight gain; feed intake; phenotypic variation; feathers; mortality
- ... Hot conditions decrease the difference between ambient temperature (AT) and the average temperature of the body surface. A smaller difference reduces the rate of sensible heat loss of excessive internal heat, elevates the body temperature (BT), and may lead to mortality during heat waves. Under conditions of chronic heat, broilers avoid lethal BT elevation by reducing their feed intake; consequent ...