Review links livestock immunity and heat stress

Management and nutritional strategies are needed to protect livestock from heat stress resulting from climate change.

Safe and cost-effective animal protein will be vital to food security as the human population grows to an expected 11.2 billion by the year 2100. With climate change already having visible impacts, it is important to understand how it will affect the general health of livestock.

Dr. Veerasamy Sejian from India’s ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition & Physiology and colleagues reviewed the latest research on the effects of heat stress on livestock immunity. Livestock immu

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