Mom always said, "Don't go outside with wet hair in the cold because you will get sick." Is it really that simple? What about for livestock?
Overall animal health has a number of influential factors, weather being one of them. One day it's sunny and 50 degrees in January, the next it might be below zero with snow on the ground and a relentless wind. These conditions make managing herd health a daunting and often difficult task. However, good management of animal health is an important part of surviving economically in the cattle industry.
So what can producers do to improve their overall herd health? A couple of things, but most importantly start with a plan.