16 Jul '11, 12pm

Why Are Cattle #Drought Deaths Across #Texas Being Blamed on Too Much Water?

This summer has thus far been brutal across the nation. Drought and high temperatures are making life difficult for farmers and ranchers alike. And it's no surprise that widespread drought in Texas specifically is causing the deaths of cattle, but the reason behind it is certainly unexpected. According to the Associated Press and seen on Accuweather.com , the deaths are caused by too much water. Cattle aren't dehydrated in the way you would expect. Instead, they drink too much. Several cattle in Texas have died from drinking too much water. They're overly thirsty as a result of a lack of rain and high temperatures so some drink so much water they die. According to the Associated Press : The drought conditions have caused cattle producers to move their herds from pastures where water tanks have dried to new pastures with healthier water supplies. The cattle then gorge thems...

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