The Physiological and Productivity Effects of Heat Stress in Cattle – A Review

Piotr Herbut , Sabina Angrecka , Dorota Godyń , Gundula Hoffmann


A trend of global warming has been observed over the last few years and it has often been discussed whether there is an effect on livestock. Numerous studies have been published about heat stress in cattle and its influence on the physiology and productivity of animals. Preventing the negative effects of heat stress on cattle is essential to ensure animal welfare, health and productivity. Monitoring and analysis of physiological parameters lead to a better understanding of the adaptation processes. This can help to determine the risk of climate change and its effects on performance characteristics, e.g. milk yield and reproduction. This, in turn, makes it possible to develop effective measures to mitigate the impact of heat load on animals. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the current literature. Studies especially about the physiological and productive changes due to heat stress in cattle have been summarised in this review. The direction of future research into the aspect of heat stress in cattle is also indicated.
Author Piotr Herbut (FoEEaLS / DoRC)
Piotr Herbut,,
- Department of Rural Construction
, Sabina Angrecka (FoEEaLS / DoRC)
Sabina Angrecka,,
- Department of Rural Construction
, Dorota Godyń
Dorota Godyń,,
, Gundula Hoffmann
Gundula Hoffmann,,
Journal seriesAnnals of Animal Science, ISSN 1642-3402, e-ISSN 2300-8733, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishcattle; heat stress; welfare; physiology; performance
ASJC Classification3403 Food Animals; 3404 Small Animals; 1103 Animal Science and Zoology
Internal identifierWIŚIG/2019/77
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Bez Utworów Zależnych (CC-BY-ND); after publication
The Physiological and Productivity Effects of Heat Stress in Cattle – A Review of 08-10-2019
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.869; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.515 (2) - 2018=1.246 (5)
Citation count*3 (2020-04-04)
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FinansowanieThe research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland by statutory activity.
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