Importance of Drinking Water for Dairy Animals

Water is required for:

  • Digestion of feed and fodder.
  • Distribution of absorbed nutrients to various organs.
  • Excretion of undesirable and toxic elements through urine.
  • Maintenance of body temperature.
  • Normally, an adult healthy animal requires 75 to 80 litres of water daily.
  • Since milk contains about 85% water hence two and half litres water is required for every litre of milk produced.



Water is life

  • Animal should have a free access to clean drinking water round the clock.
  • During summer, crossbred cows and buffaloes should be given bath twice daily and at least 100 litres of water per day to manage heat.