Excessive Heat and Your Livestock

Excessive Heat and Your Pets and Livestock

Extreme heat situations can be hazardous to your livestock, horses and poultry. Reduced production, heat-related illnesses, even death can occur. Protect your livestock during extreme heat situations.

Excessive Heat Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Pet Resources

Health Warning: Preventing Heat Stroke in Pets
ASPCA blog discussing ways to prevent pets from having a heat stroke
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Hot Dog! How to Keep Your Pet Cool
Precautions to help prevent pets from overheating.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Hot Fun in the Summertime: Pet Safety Tips
Pet safety tips for the summertime.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Hot Weather Tips
Website providing precautions to take to prevent pets from heat stroke.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Keep Your Pets Cool in a Heat Wave
Website containing hot weather tips for pets.
U.S. Humane Society

Livestock Resources

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Additional Factsheets

Pet Resources

Heat Stress, Fairs, and Achievement Days: Animal Considerations
Factsheet discussing heat stress considerations for various animal species.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service

Livestock Resources

Feedlot Heat Stress Checklist
A checklist that aids producers in developing a plan for managing heat stress in feedlot cattle and employees.
University of Nebraska, Great Plains Veterinary Education Center
Handling Heat Stress in Cattle
Factsheet discusses how to identify and respond to heat stress situations involving cattle.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle
Factsheet includes indicators of heat stress, suggestions for reducing heat stress in dairy cattle.
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
Heat Stress, Fairs, and Achievement Days: Animal Considerations
Factsheet discussing heat stress considerations for various animal species.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Hot Weather Management in the Poultry House
Management advice for decreasing the adverse effects of heat within a poultry house.
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Managing Heat Stress in Feedlot Cattle
Factsheet discussing ways to manage heat stress in feedlot operations.
University of Minnesota Extension
Managing Heat Stress in Horses
Factsheet containing tips for reducing heat stress in horses.
University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service
Minimizing Heat Stress in Pigs During the Summer
Factsheet discussing ways to reduce heat stress in pigs.
University of Minnesota Extension
Protecting Livestock from Heat
Factsheet describing strategies and procedures for keep livestock well during excessive heat.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Reducing Heat Stress in the Holding Pens
Document containing suggestions for reducing heat stress in dairy holding areas.
Kansas State University
Tips for Keeping Dairy Cows Cool
Management suggestions to aid in keeping dairy cattle cool.
University of Minnesota Extension