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Livestock Water Quality Likely to be Impacted by Drought

Information about livestock water quality and drought

Livestock Water Requirements (AS1763, Revised March 2021)

Water is an important, but often overlooked, nutrient. Livestock water requirements are affected by many factors including, size, productivity, diet and environmental conditions.

Livestock Water Publications
Drinking water from stagnant ponds and dugouts during hot, dry weather can cause sudden death in animals. This water can contain certain species of cyanobacteria (glue-green algae) are toxic. Cyanobacteria produce neuro and liver toxins…
Providing adequate water to livestock is critical for animal health and production. The goal of this Extension program is to improve the quality of livestock water and reduce losses of livestock due to toxic water conditions during drought…
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