Recent Advances In Nutritional-Physiological Approaches For Improving Reproduction And Production In Livestock Under Climate Change Scenario


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Start Date: 20-Aug-2018
End Date : 29-Aug-2018
Venue: ICAR - National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology Adugodi, Bangalore - 560 030

Livestock sector has emerged as one of the key components of agricultural growth in India which provides livelihood security to farmers. Demand for livestock products is projected to increase substantially at both the national and global level, mainly due to population increase, urbanization and improvement in living standards. However, climate change is a major threat to sustainable livestock production in many parts of the world including India. Alternatively, livestock sector itself is a major source of enteric methane emission, contributing to global warming. High ambient temperature associated with climate change directly impacts animals' growth, quality and quantity of livestock products-meat and milk and reproductive efficiency. Changes in pasture productivity, forage quality and water availability and accessibility to animals as an effect of changing climate aggravates production and reproduction losses. In addition, immunosuppression accompanied by emergence of newer diseases and changes in temporal or spatial distribution of various diseases poses serious threat to health and productivity of livestock and poultry. Various physiological response mechanisms support animals to adapt and survive in the hot climate, but with compromised performance. is course focuses on the transformative change in terms of application of advanced nutritional and physiological approaches to build a robust and integrated animal production under climate change scenario. It is timed to launch in parallel with the global efforts to combat climate change impacts on livestock and poultry production.


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