In June, as temperatures began to rise, we discussed drinking behavior in dairy cows, noting that water plays a key role in milk production, control of body temperature and many other body functions in dairy cattle.
Today, with the recent heat wave that is impacting many in the U.S., we want to focus on the prevention of heat stress.
Tips and tricks
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Sources: Udder Health Centre Netherlands (UGCN), Animal Health Service Deventer, Intervet Schering-Plough