Michigan State University Extension offers farmers helpful tips about heat stress in animals

posted on July 11, 2012 4:22pm

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Because of unusual weather patterns in early spring, high temperatures and drought arrived early this summer. Farmers are faced with livestock in need of relief from extreme temperatures, and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension experts are here to help.

Heat stress in livestock is a serious problem not only for the health and well-being of the animals but also for the productivity of the farm. There are many practical ways to beat the heat and keep animals comfortable during periods of high temperatures and humidity.

The Extension educators listed below are available to answer specific questions about heat stress in livestock:

Faith Cullens, MSU Extension dairy educator


Tom Guthrie, MSU Extension equine and pork educator


Kevin S. Gould, MSU Extension beef educator

616 527-5357

Mike Metzger, MSU Extension small ruminant educator


Karen Waite, MSU Extension equine educator


For more information about heat stress in livestock, visit MSU Extension News at MSUE.anr.msu.edu. MSU Extension News features helpful articles about various topics submitted by MSU Extension experts throughout the state. Specific information on heat stress in animals can be found at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/heat_stress_management_resources/.

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