Mitigating Heat Stress in Calves
By Alyssa Dietrich, Calf and Heifer Specialist
When summer rolls around thoughts of the beach, family barbeques, and fireworks usually do too, but something else that should be top-of-mind is the increased risk of heat stress in calves. Rising temperatures can propose significant consequences on growth and health, as calves undergoing heat stress are expending their energy to stay cool.
While in the heat of summer, it is important to be aware of what you can do as a caregiver to help mitigate heat stress in your calves. Providing your calves with a cool, dry environment, and ensuring they are hydrated will go a long way in preventing heat stress.