Adverse Events: Managing
Stressed Stock

Priorities

In general terms large scale disasters can come in many forms, volcanic, earthquake, flooding etc.  The effects on livestock are often very similar and some general precautions apply to most situations.

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Health Issues

Clean water and adequate feed and energy supplies are the priorities for stock in disaster situations.
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Pasture damage effects on stock

Pastures damages by silt or ash have reduced palatability and ability to recover. Find tips on next steps here.
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Changing Feeds

Cows with limited access to pasture will be hungry and will try to eat as much as possible. Beware of introducing different feed types too quickly.

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