Mud Can Be An Enemy to Cattle’s Health

Mud Can Be An Enemy to Cattle’s Health

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

Mud is the enemy of good health. Wet seasons create stress for livestock; a wet hair coat loses its insulating quality and cattle suffer more cold stress in wet weather than in dry cold. Under dry conditions, the hair is fluffy and has tiny air spaces between each hair, holding a layer of warmer air next to the body.

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