Beating heat stress in dairy cows with Selko NutriCool
Due to global warming, the number of days per year that cows are exposed to heat stress will grow dramatically104
(see figure 1).
Heat stress in dairy cows results in a significant decrease of milk production74, (see heat stress article). Next to that, it reduces fertility67,68 and increases the incidence of lameness.
A heat stress programme should include providing shade, cooling of the animals and ensuring they all have a comfortable bed. Nutritional intervention should include supplementation with Selko Nutricool to normalise rumen pH and reduce systemic immune activation71.