Preparing for Heat Stress

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Preparing for Heat Stress

April, 2018

Heat stress occurs when a cow's ability to dissipate heat is exceeded by heat generated from metabolic heat production, heat increases of feedstuffs, and heat gain from environmental sources. Combined, these conditions can compromise a cow's ability to dissipate excess body heat.

Temperatures as low as 68°F with a relative humidity of 85% can work to create heat stress conditions.

Heat stress leads to reduced feed intake and milk production, decreased body condition, and causes a major risk factor for acidosis and hits fertility hard. All this has an effect on the bottom line, making heat stress a top concern.

Our approach centers on the belief that hydration is more than just water consumption, instead, hydration health incoporates the delivery of critical nutrients through water that support physiological recovery and health. At TechMix, we realize the importance of hydration and we are here to provide you with the solutions you need.

Learn more about Dairy Heat Stress and how we can help you.