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It is a condition that is common in cattle, it occurs when excessive quantities of water are ingested by very thirsty animals it is very common in calves 2-10 months of age.

Signs observed

  • Salivation
  • colic
  • diarrhea
  • edema of eyelids, erection of body hair
  • haemoglobinuria

NB: Always consult with your veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treatment in case you observe the above signs.


  • Provision of salts and water ad libitum to calves from as early as 2 weeks of age
  • Salts may be provided as blocks or powder licks for calves to lick.
  • Introduce water in smaller quantities to very thirsty animals

Also read on how to maximize milk production


Judy Vanessa

Judy Vanessa is an accomplished explorer,a passionate animal health extension practitioner and author. She loves writing about farming articles in various sectors.


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