Animal health and nutrition company TechMix has posted an educational manual on the physiological effects of heat stress on dairy cows to their website. The manual also offers nutritional solutions for mitigation and recovery.
This summer’s record-setting heat has left producers and heat-abatement equipment struggling to keep up with maintaining a cow’s thermoneutrality. As a result, nutritional strategies which support yield, but also address metabolic and physiologic challenges induced by heat stress, are needed to help the cow maintain or re-establish health and performance.
View the Heat Stress Manual here.