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The Danger of Dehydrated Calves

Producers across the nation are starting to feel the intense heat as the dog days of summer set in. As the thermometer climbs, farmers are eager to make sure their fans and sprinklers are running to keep lactating and dry cows cool. But just like adult cows, calves are also challenged by hot weather.

During the sweltering summer months, calves become more prone to dehydration. If left untreated, this dangerous condition could become deadly. Jennifer Bentley, Dairy Specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, lists these signs to look for to help prevent dehydration in calves.

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June 4, 2021

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