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A.A. El- Darawany ; A. Fadiel ; M.A.M. Abdel-Hafez ;Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 2008, 8 (3)

Author: I.F.M. Marai

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Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems E-ISSN: 1870-0462 ccastro@uady.mx Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán México Marai, I.F.M.; El- Darawany, A.A.; Fadiel, A.; Abdel-Hafez, M.A.M. Reproductive performance traits as affected by heat stress and its alleviation in sheep Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, vol.
8, núm.
3, 2008, pp.
209-234 Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Mérida, Yucatán, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=93911235001 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 8 (2008): 209 – 234 REVIEW [REVISIÓN] REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE TRAITS AS AFFECTED BY HEAT STRESS AND ITS ALLEVIATION IN SHEEP Tropical and [EFECTO DEL ESTRES CALÓRICO SOBRE EL COMPORTAMIENTO REPRODUCTIVO DE OVINOS Y MÉTODOS PARA REDUCIR SUS EFECTOS] Subtropical Agroecosystems I.F.M.
Maraia, A.A.
El- Darawanya, A.
Fadielc and M.A.M.
Abdel-Hafezb a Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt.
E-mail: profmarai@yahoo.co.uk, fayezmarai@yahoo.com b The Centre for Computational Biology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada c Department of Sheep and Goats, Institute of Animal Research, Ministry of Agriculture, Dokki, Egypt *Corresponding Author SUMMARY RESUMEN Exposure of sheep to heat stress evokes a series of drastic changes in the biological functions which include decrease in feed intake efficiency and utilization, live body weight and impaired reproduction.
The effect of heat stress is aggravated with high ambient humidity.
Alleviation of heat stressed animals by physical, physiological and-or nutritional techniques, in addition to carrying out proper routine management practices at the suitable times, can help the heat stressed an...





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