Animal health and welfare

Drought has impacts on animal health, nutrition and welfare. Livestock producers should implement strategies to reduce livestock health risks caused by periods of drought to help ensure they recover quickly.

See the Drought recovery guide for information on:

  • Rain - the immediate effect
  • Key strategies to reduce livestock health risks
  • Managing risks associated with restocking
  • On-farm biosecurity

Visit Animal welfare for more information


Case Study

Mark and Jane Holman share how they survived the drought and started the recovery process

Audio stream

Interview with DPI Beef Development Officer Todd Andrews - ABC, 18 March 2020

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