When a natural disaster strikes, there are many dangers that need to be avoided. Unfortunately, most large animal deaths during natural disasters such as the wildfires occurring in the west, Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida occur in indirect manners. In fact, the most common causes of death are collapsed barns, dehydration, electrocution from downed power lines and fencing failures. In many cases, these events occur after the actual event has passed.
To ensure your large animals are safe following a natural disaster, it is essential to check pastures and fences for sharp objects or other obstructions that could injure your animals. You also need to be aware of downed power lines, fallen trees and local wildlife that may have entered the area and pose a threat to your animals. Read More