Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Alleviation of heat stress in broiler chicken using turmeric (Curcuma longa) - a short review

Sugiharto Sugiharto

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Heat stress is one of the most crucial issues in broiler production, particularly in tropical regions. Thermal stress may pose several problems related to growth, feed intake, nutrient utilization, physiological condition, immune function, intestinal ecology, and morphology as well as the antioxidant system in the body of chickens. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is rich in curcumin, which can serve as an antioxidant. Being part of the nutritional interventions, treatment using turmeric has been documented to alleviate the negative impact of heat stress on broiler chickens, in terms of production, physiology, immunology, and antioxidant status of broilers. The present review elucidates the alleviation of heat stress in broiler chicken using turmeric based on the most recent literature.


broilers, curcumin, health, thermal stress


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