It turns out that farmers protect their livestock from the cold with adorable accessories. And since calves are the most susceptible to these dangers, they’re the ones who are most cared for.
The tweeter ‘ThisFarmingMan‘ shared a photo of his little ones with pink earmuffs and people loved it. Now the picture has more than 170,000 likes and people are talking about cow fashion trends all the time.
It is important to protect calves from the cold, as parts of their body can freeze, suffer from hypothermia and even die. “The limbs are most at risk of freezing and damage to their tissues. If the ears or tail are frozen, it does not significantly affect the calf, only its appearance. But if the feet freeze, the calf must be slaughtered or it will die anyway,” Dr. Whittier wrote in Calves and the Cold.
“Newborns are more at risk because they’re wet. They are not able to maintain their temperature in the first hours of life and their circulatory system is less able to respond to cold changes.”
Dr. Whittier recommends this to treat frostbite in cattle:
– Detect it quickly. If the tips of the ears are frozen, it is likely that the feet have been damaged as well.
– Thaw the tissues as quickly as possible. Much of the damage occurs in this periostealer because ice crystals are formed, and doing so quickly reduces them.
– Then you have to prevent them from refreezing. This means keeping them locked up with heat for several days.
– The tissue that recovers should be warm. If it is cold to the touch the next day, it has probably been damaged and no longer receives blood, and it will gangrene.
This is adorable.