AgroStar Krishi Gyaan
Pune, Maharashtra
27 Jan 19, 06:00 PM
Animal HusbandryAgrowon
Protect Your Cattle in Winter
During winter, animals show symptoms such as running nose, irritation of the eye, lack of appetite, shivering, etc. To avoid this, bind animals in a cottage shed in the evening so that they don't freeze with cold. • Make dry fodder available in the cattle shed. • If it is extremely cold, organize the burning fire to keep it warm; ensure that the smoke is properly evacuated. • In the cold atmosphere, animals need the energy to maintain their body temperature. And the lack of energy in the body can cause tremor. • Increase the energy source in animal feed in winter to prevent the milch cattle. In such an environment, the fertility capacity of animals’ increases by 10% to 20%; this is necessary to derive additional energy in the body. • The ruminant process helps animals to generate more energy and to save themselves from cold.
• In cold weather, the animals don't get enough energy; therefore, make gradual adjustments to their food. • During cold temperatures, feed cattle with 1 kg of maize and 100 gm. of bypass fat for extra energy. • Arrange appropriate and comfortable seating place for Calving. • Provide clean and fresh drinking water to the cattle. • Take special care of the calf and ensure the cattle shed is clean to prevent it from falling sick. Dr. Parag Ghogale, Animal Nutritionist Mobile no.: 9892099969