The Animal Husbandry Department has been providing treatment to several farm animals in Kannur, Kozhikode and Punalur after they were found to be suffering from heat exhaustion.
Lack of summer showers and non-availability of green grass pose a threat to the life of cattle.
Cattle and dogs are the worst affected in heat.
Farm animals should not be used in the sun for long hours and they should not be allowed to roam free for long. There should not be any drastic change in the daily diet of animals.
Animals should be provided water in large quantities and should be tethered under the shade. Vitamins and minerals should be included in the feed, the official release said.

Source : The Hindu