Stress Management

Friday, July 9, 2021
Resilient approach to reduce damages from stress and support performance
Animals face every day various kind of stress: change of diet or raw material quality, hot temperature, diseases, handling and manipulations … Stress triggers the production of free reactive radicals in cells which oxidize lipids or p ...
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Heat stress is a reality!
Heat stress is not only due to climate, but housing conditions and ventilation management of the barns play an important role as well. This survey conducted by Lallemand Animal Nutritionallows to estimate the cost of heat stress in terms of ...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Protecting gut health and animal performance during heat stress conditions - Research Insights
2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on Earth. As climate changes continue to present challenges for livestock producers – even in northern climates – research suggests that feed additive interventions can help manage animal health and p ...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Oxidative stress - a key indicator in animal stress
Animals experience many situations of stress in their natural environment. This stress can be caused, amongst others, by conflict with group members, water and food shortages, injuries and challenging weather conditions or parasite densitie ...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Radical response effects of heat stress-induced oxidative stress on lipid metabolism in the avian liver
Lipid metabolism in avian species places unique demands on the liver in comparison to most mammals. The avian liver synthesizes the vast majority of fatty acids that provide energy and support cell membrane synthesis throughout the bird. Eg ...
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Association between heat stress and oxidative stress in poultry; mitochondrial dysfunction and dietary interventions with phytochemicals
Heat as a stressor of poultry has been studied extensively for many decades; it affects poultry production on a worldwide basis and has significant impact on well-being and production. More recently, the involvement of heat stress in induci ...
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Effects of age and weaning conditions on blood indicators of oxidative status in pigs
Weaning is a source of social, nutritional and environmental disorders that challenge piglet health. This study assesses the relevance of using plasma indicators of oxidative status as biomarkers of health around weaning in pigs.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Antioxidant defence systems and oxidative stress in poultry biology: An update
Poultry in commercial settings are exposed to a range of stressors. A growing body of information clearly indicates that excess ROS/RNS production and oxidative stress are major detrimental consequences of the most common commercial stresso ...
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Hydroxy Selenomethionine: an answer to oxidative stress in broilers
Heat stress is one of the most important stressors affecting poultry, especially in the hot regions of the world, and is a major contributor to growth restriction. It has been suggested that modern broiler breeds be more susceptible to heat ...
Monday, February 8, 2021
Effects of creep feed provision on behaviour and performance of piglets around weaning
Creep feed provision may ease weaning, hence we determined the impact of providing fibrous creep feed before weaning and adding this feed to the post-weaning diet on piglet behavior and performance. Pre-weaning, litters with on average 12 p ...
Monday, February 8, 2021
Current challenges in young animal nutrition
Nothing shows positive impact on the liveability, health and growth of production animals and any operation's success, as early life nutrition does. What is fed to animals before they are born and during the first stage of their lives i ...
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Reinforcing calves immunity and improving gut microbiota balance to safeguard health and performance
The digestive tract of calves, as other young ruminants, is particularly sensitive to challenges. Indeed, during the first months of life, their digestive tract undergoes significant and extensive changes as it evolves from its initial mono ...
Thursday, January 7, 2021
Weaning management of beef calves with implications for animal health and welfare
Weaning is a necessary husbandry practice in which nutritional, social, physical and psychological stressors are imposed on the beef calf causing alterations in behavioural and physiological responses. The present paper is a review of studi ...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Managing heat stress via farm management and dietary approaches
Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company, is highlighting the damages producers take from heat stress and sharing data supporting how feed additives may limit financial losses by protecting animal health, oxidative balance and production during p ...
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Heat stress in poultry
Stress in animals can be defined as any factor causing disruptions to their homeostasis, their stable internal balance. Stress engenders a biological response to regain equilibrium (1). We can distinguish four major types of stress in the p ...

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