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Bone fractures by heat stress in poultry

Bone fractures by heat stress. In high temperature periods, layers increase the respiratory rate to decrease body temperature, which leads to a decrease of the CO2 blood levels. To recover these levels, the calcium carbonate in blood increases and there is a weakening of the bones and fractures may occur, such as the one in the femoral head.

25/02/2020 Author: Veterinaria Digital

Bone fractures by heat stress in poultry

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