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15 tips for animal and poultry breeders to confront high temperatures

The Livestock and Poultry Development Sector of the Ministry of Agriculture issued a number of tips and guidelines for livestock and poultry breeders and producers to confront hot climate conditions, which are summarized as follows:


1- Paying attention to appropriate shelter rules and providing comfort for the herds, and not resorting to overcrowding and crowding, which causes many problems.


2- Dispose of waste and waste in proper and appropriate ways to prevent pollution and the spread of infection.


3- Safe disposal of the dead person using sound health methods.


4- Avoid increasing the humidity inside the houses or barns, by not excessively using water inside the houses in hot climates, whether spraying the floors or walls or washing, because this increases thermal stress on the animal or birds, as a result of saturating the atmosphere of the house with water vapor. It also becomes an unhealthy environment for the animal or bird.


5- Paying attention to providing appropriate diets for the herds, which cover protein and energy levels and all nutritional needs, and which are manufactured in factories licensed by the Ministry of Agriculture, and with registrations approved by the Ministry.


6 – Avoid  Providing concentrated feed and rations during the hot hours of the day to reduce increased heat stress on the body.




7 – Use additives registered in the Ministry of Agriculture that combat heat stress and recommended doses in drinking water that balance the acidity of the blood and prevent its viscosity, to expel electrolytes from the blood and harmful metabolic products, which increase in hot climates.


8 – If cooling means are used, they must be at high levels, and at a position higher than the level of the animal or bird, to increase the benefit of cooling.


9 – Reducing the thickness or depth of the ward floors.


10 – Do not operate the hoods during the hot hours of the day, as the air inside the wards is not renewed with hot air from the external environment. 


11 – The necessity of providing clean drinking water and increasing the number of watering cans in ground herds to meet the increasing demand for drinking water.


12 – Avoid excessive handling or catching of the animal or bird as much as possible during the hot hours of the day, while reducing the lighting intensity to the lowest possible to limit bird activity. 


 13 – Vaccinations, whether natural or artificial, should not be performed during the hot hours of the day, and they must be delayed until a sufficient time after the heat wave has broken.


14 – Avoid treatments or injections as much as possible during the hot hours of the day, and postpone them until the end of the day after the heat wave breaks.


15 – In the case of transporting birds, animals or chicks, this must be done at night, and not load large numbers of birds in cages, or animals in vehicles, and it is prohibited to stop vehicles loaded with birds or animals during transport.

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The Ministry of Agriculture alerted animal production managers at the level of the governorates of the Republic of the necessity of constant communication with breeders and producers of livestock and poultry to study any problems they face on the ground and immediately work to overcome them, and raise the degree of preparedness to face changing weather conditions. A central follow-up committee was formed in the livestock development sector. And poultry to communicate with the general departments of animal production in the agricultural directorates and agricultural departments in all governorates of the Republic.

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