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Protecting livestock from heat stress and heat stroke

 


The warm temperatures of summer are quickly approaching, putting livestock at greater risk for heat stroke and stress. It is not difficult to protect animals from these risks but does involve greater planning for anyone who owns or manages livestock.

Heat stress is when the animal is exposed to high temperatures and cannot cool itself in a timely manner. This results in their body taking on extra heat which creates extra stress for the animal and poses risks to their health. Heat stroke is an extreme condition where the animal’s body temperature has gotten so high that organs and mu...



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