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Original research (Published On: 04-Jun-2024)

Effect of fogging cooling system on physiological and performance characteristics of broiler chicken under tropical hot conditions

Ibrahim Bushara, Kamal EGE and Muna MMA

J. Vet. Res. Adv., 06 (01):41-52

Ibrahim Bushara: Department of Animal Production, University of Kordofan, El-Obied, Sudan

Kamal EGE: Department of Animal Production, University of Kordofan, El-Obied, Sudan

Muna MMA: Institute of environmental studies, University of Khartoum, El-Obied, Sudan

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Article History: Received on: 18-Nov-23, Accepted on: 28-May-24, Published on: 04-Jun-24

Corresponding Author: Ibrahim Bushara

Email: bushara3030@yahoo.com

Citation: Kamal EGE, Muna MMA and Ibrahim Bushara (2024). Effect of fogging cooling system on physiological and performance characteristics of broiler chicken under tropical hot conditions. J. Vet. Res. Adv., 06 (01):41-52


Abstract

Aim: Main purpose of the study was to improve the micro-environment (ambient temperature and relative humidity) inside traditional open sided broiler housing by using cost effective fogging fogging cooling system during dry and wet seasons.

Method and materials:  The experiments utilized open-sided poultry housing (20mx10mx3m) in the research station of animal production in Khartoum North with partitions inside the house to establish 5 chambers prepared for the different treatments.  A total of 1920 (Ross-308) birds were randomly allocated to the different treatments each consisted of 384 birds divided into two replicates (192 birds in each).

Results: It showed that house ambient temperature decreased with increasing fogging cooling system treatments but significant differences were not obtained. The interaction effect of birds’ age and fogging cooling treatments showed that could better regulate body temperature with advancement of age and that the decrease in body temperature was significant (P≤0.05) with the increase of the fogging cooling treatments, decreases were more prevalent in wet summer than dry summer.

Conclusion: It was concluded that traditional farms adopting cost-effective fogging cooling system will increase their with better life security.


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