Any risk of heat stress in your poultry production?

LiqVita Cool from our daughter company Vilofarm protects your poultries performance in the heat.

Heat stress is a major problem in poultry production especially in hot and humid environments. Poultry are highly sensitive to heat stress, which can cause a range of physiological and behavioral changes that ultimately impact their productivity and health.

When birds are exposed to high temperatures, they start to pant and increase their water intake to try to cool down. Panting leads to dehydration and respiratory alkalosis, which can cause electrolyte imbalances and kidney damage. Heat stress can also reduce feed intake, leading to reduced growth rates, reduced egg production, and lower feed efficiency. Furthermore, heat stress can compromise the immune system of the birds, making them more susceptible to infections and diseases. It can also increase mortality rates, especially in young and old birds.

LiqVita Cool reduces the effects of heat stress and is a unique solution for:

Electrolytes help encourage water consumption and maintaining the salt balance

Betaine helps to maintain hydration and supports the gut

Vitamin C and natural antioxidants assist in boosting the immune system

LiqVita Cool fulfills the bird's need for electrolytes and stimulates feed intake. The product also has extra Vitamin C and natural antioxidants to ensure a boost to the immune system. Betaine supports that hydration is maintained and a balanced gut.

Attention to heat stress should be given when both temperatures and humidity increases – see the below table on THI (Temperature Humidity Index).

Dosage and application

LiqVita Cool is a liquid 20 litres solution and can be applied like this:

  • Above 25°C: Dilute 2ml in 1 litre (2 litres per 1,000 litres) of clean drinking water before, during and immediately post internal temperature fluctuations above 25°C.
  • Above 30°C: Dilute 3ml in 1 litre (3 litres per 1,000 litres) of clean drinking water when above 30°C.


Management tips to prevent and reduce the impact of heat stress:

Reduce flock density

Improve ventilation rate 

Ensure enough and cold drinking water

Feed during the coolest time of day

Our summer practice in feed:

Partial replacement of chloride-based salt with sodium bicarbonate
supports a better electrolyte balance.


Our technical and nutritional advisory service is a core element in our business philosophy – available to you as our customer.

We see optimisation of feed as a dynamic process and to achieve top results and the best feed economy, a close dialogue is all-important.

Feel free to contact us for formulation suggestions to meet your specific needs. 

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