Project

Role of oxidative stress and heat shock protein 70 in chronic heat stress in broilers

Duration
16 January 2012 → 31 May 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Animal biology
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
heat stress heat shock proteins broilers oxidative stress
 
Project description

In arid regions fast growing broilers are often vulnerable to heat stress. There are indications that this is related to oxidative stress and that the dietary supply with antioxidatns may offer protection to heat stress. This is probably mediated by heat shock proteins. This project aims at getting more insight in these phenomena.