Animals in hot conditions
Managing animals in high temperatures requires good forward planning. Keeping an eye on the weather forecasts, and developing a plan for days of high to extreme temperature is essential in ensuring that your animals will have sufficient shade and water on those very hot days. As well as creating the possibility of significant heat stress for your animals summer brings with it the dangers of bushfire, however with proper planning and preparation you can minimise the risk to your animals from fire.
The following publications provide information on caring for animals in hot weather, provision of shelter and preparing for fires and other emergencies.
- Caring for animals in extreme heat
- Shelter guidelines for Cattle
- Shelter guidelines for Sheep
- Pets and emergencies
The animals and fires page contains information on planning, preparing and dealing with animals and bushfires.
Further information on animal care and welfare can also be found in the relevant codes of practice.