Category: Laying hens
In warm seasons, the basic thermoregulation mechanisms are insufficient and heat stress causes problems in the birds. Initially, lethargic birds are observed, with stretched wings, increased water consumption, decreased feed intake and low productive performance.
In this trial the use of Alquernat Yucca, an additive based on yucca extract and cimenol ring, is tested in the diet of laying hens to reduce the concentration of ammonia present in the farms. The results show that it was reduced to more than half of the initial values, improving the general condition and welfare of the birds.