Calves and water: Why offering water from day one is essential for proper health and development
By Dr. Jennifer Trout, Cargill Calf Specialist
This article originally published in Progressive Dairy. You can access the full article here.
Water is the most important component of any animal’s body. For a calf, water equals over 50 percent of its total body composition (80 percent at birth). Furthermore, water is required in the greatest amount of all nutrients and serves a host of metabolic functions (digestion, reproduction, thermoregulation).
Read this Progressive Dairy article to learn more about the importance of water for calves and to see 6 tips for offering water.