Winter Storms and Your Livestock

Winter Storms and Your Pets and Livestock

Winter storms can impact animal health as well as human health. Pets exposed to prolonged cold and wind chills increase their risk for cold-related illnesses. Winter storms can also be stressful to livestock, especially those kept outdoors. Wind chills and prolonged cold increases their need for shelter, food and water. Dehydration can be a great hazard during winter storms. Prepare now to protect your pets and livestock during winter storms.

Winter Storm Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Winter Storm Resources for Farms and Ranches
Website with links to various factsheets on how to prepare your farm or ranch and care for livestock before a winter storm.
North Dakota State University Extension Service

Additional Resources

Protecting Pets During Winter Storms

Cold Weather for Pets and Livestock
Tips for keeping animals prtected during cold weather.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather
Tips for keeping your pet safe this winter season.
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Winter Pet Care Tips
Tips for keeping your pets safe during the winter.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
Winter Pet Safety Tips
Tips for keeping your pets safe this winter season.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

Protecting Livestock During Winter Storms

Animal Safety in Winter: Providing Adequate Shelter, Feed and Water
Factsheet describing steps to take to care for livestock and poultry in winter conditions.
University of Wisconsin Extension
Cold Weather for Pets and Livestock
Tips for keeping animals prtected during cold weather.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension
Preparation and Vigilence Prevent Cold-Weather Livestock Injuries
Tips for keeping your livestock safe during cold weather conditions.
North Dakota State University Extension Service
Windbreak Establishment
Factsheet on layout, site prep and planting of a windbreak to protect your farmstead, animals and crops.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Windbreak for Livestock Operations
Factsheet describing the winter and summer protection windbreaks can have for your livestock.
University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
Winter Livestock Management
Tips for keeping livestock safe during winter weather.
Oregon State University Extension Service
Winter Power Failure On The Farm: Keeping Animals and Equipment Safe
Factsheet describing precautions to take to protect poultry, livestock and equipment during a power outage in the winter.
University of Wisconsin Extension