Extreme heat warning for livestock owners

LIVESTOCK owners are reminded to take special care of their stock during the current period of extreme heat.

Primary Industries and Regions SA’s chief veterinary officer, Dr Roger Paskin, said shade, shelter and plenty of cool water are the key to keeping livestock healthy during the hot weather.

“Animals need shade and shelter to protect them from the sun and wind,” Dr Paskin said.

“They need a supply of cool water close to the shade – animals drink up to double the amount of water in hot weather.

“Keep troughs clean especially when moving stock into a new paddock – evaporation can cause trough

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