Test Water Quality Before Livestock Turnout

Rainwater is welcome in North Dakota after a dry winter, but negative consequences have started to appear.

North Dakota State University Extension Service reported ponds and dugouts might have low water quality due to high levels of salt, minerals and bacteria.

Low water quality can be harmful particularly to livestock. If cattle ingest too much salt, it can result in illness and sometimes death.

NDSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory offers water quality testing for livestock animals.

To read more about the dangers facing North Dakota farmers, click here.



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