HEALTH

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Feature -

Cli­matic ex­tremes place live­stock un­der con­sid­er­able stress. This in turn leads to an­i­mals be­com­ing more vul­ner­a­ble to the ef­fects of dis­ease. In drought con­di­tions, man­age­ment of an­i­mal health is crit­i­cal to the pro­tec­tion of an­i­mal wel­fare.

An an­i­mal in poor con­di­tion per­forms poorly and be­comes a li­a­bil­ity in­stead of an as­set. Good an­i­mal wel­fare means good pro­duc­tion. An­i­mals must not be al­lowed to suf­fer.

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