Review of the consequences and control of high air temperatures in intensive livestock buildings

Banhazi, T. and Aarnink, A. and Thuy, H. and Pedersen, S. and Hartung, J. and Payne, H. and Mullan, B. and Berckmans, D. (2009) Review of the consequences and control of high air temperatures in intensive livestock buildings. Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering, 7 (1). pp. 63-78. ISSN 1448-8388

Abstract

The behaviour and physiology of intensively housed animals will be negatively affected when the environmental temperature is above their thermo-neutral zone (TNZ). It is likely that production efficiency, welfare, health and reproductive capacity of the animals will be compromised. Traditional technologies, such as the use of different cooling systems and better building design, can be used to alleviate the negative effects of high temperatures on animals. However, there are real opportunities to further develop climate control technologies and create intelligent environmental control systems that will be able to predict and therefore control both the responses of animals and the buildings in relation to selected control interventions.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Reviewed and revised version of a paper originally presented at the 2007 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) National Conference, Adelaide, 23-26 Sep 2007.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2011 05:42
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: farm buildings; livestock buildings; heat stress; temperature; animal welfare; animal health; thermo-neutral zone; cooling systems; building design
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070207 Humane Animal Treatment
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8399 Other Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 839901 Animal Welfare
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18906

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