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[Ambassador report] (Free Report) LIVESTOCK AND CLIMATE CHANGE

by ALOK DHAKAL | 06-09-2020 00:48 Comments 12 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



LIVESTOCK AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Hello everyone!

I am very happy to post my first report in ambassador tab. Thanks to eco- generation for selecting me as regional ambassador for Nepal.

I am an undergrad veterinary student. I love to work with animals and environment. Fortunately, the theme of World Veterinary Day 2020, which falls on April 25, is “Environmental protection for improving animal and human health.” The effect of climate change on animal health may be either direct or indirect and may be due primarily to changes in environmental conditions, which include air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and frequency and magnitude of extreme events (i.e., heat waves, severe droughts, extreme precipitation events, and coastal floods).


In the face of growing world human and animal populations and rapid environmental change, the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health are becoming more evident. Because animals and humans have shared risk to health from changing environments, it seems logical to expand the perspective of public health beyond a single species to detect and manage emerging public health threats. 
Climate change is expected to exert an overwhelming negative effect on livestock health and welfare. Several studies suggest that the expected increase of air temperatures might reduce the risk of death and improve health and welfare of humans and livestock living in areas with very cold winters. The negative effects of climate change on animal health and welfare will be the consequence of combined changes of air temperature, precipitation, frequency, and magnitude of extreme weather events and may be both direct and indirect.  The direct effects of climate change may be due primarily to increased temperatures and frequency and intensity of heat waves. Depending on its intensity and duration, heat stress may affect livestock health by causing metabolic disruptions, oxidative stress, and immune suppression causing infections and death. The indirect effects of climate change are primarily those linked to quantity and quality of feedstuffs and drinking water and survival and distribution of pathogens and/or their vectors. Development and application of methods linking climate data with disease occurrence should be implemented to prevent and/or manage climate-associated diseases. Heat stress cause immunosuppression in animals. There is the reduction on the growth and production of livestock, eggs, egg, decreased potential of reproduction, quality of sperm, embryo survival. The possible ways for adaption to increasing temperature can be possibility in the change in animal behavior, grassing time in night time rather than day time, bathing, change in bedding material. Animal health and environment is interlinked. Similarly, enteric fermentation and manure storage release the gas which has a high potent in causing global warming. The livestock sector requires a significant amount of natural resources and has an important role in global greenhouse gas emissions. The most important greenhouse gases from animal agriculture are methane and nitrous oxide.

So, the knowledge on livestock health and environment is in great needs in today’s world where we are combatting the consequences of climate change.

 

References:

https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-publhealth-031912-114426
https://academic.oup.com/af/article/9/1/26/5168813

12 Comments

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Greetings Alok!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your report regarding livestock and climate change.
    Everything has merits and demerits.
    But Climate change is causing damages rather than being a great help to our civilization.
    As you mentioned heat stress may directly affect human and livestock health by causing a lot of problems.
    Also causing various threat to human race survival.
    To handle this issue we should solve many things in diverse sector including livestock sector.

    Green cheers!
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 11-10-2020 20:47

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings alok bhai
    I hope you are doing well
    Animals are also contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions, so environmental effect of livestock is always taken in consideration while any farm establishment. We can also direct these gas for good purpose instead of being release in environment like for biogas and other measures.
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 16-09-2020 12:51

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Alok

    Greetings and Namaste from Nepal
    Wishing you a safe stay
    Thank you for your report on LIVESTOCK AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.
    Green Cheers :)

    Best wishes,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 07-09-2020 22:15

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello Alok Dai

    Thank you for sharing informative report on effect of climate change on livestock.

    Keep writing such informative report.
    We are eager to know more from you.

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 06-09-2020 23:18

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Welcome @Wun mentor
    Posted 06-09-2020 21:54

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Alok, this is your mentor WooJoo :)
    Everything has its pros and cons, but I think we should focus on the cons when talking about climate change issues because they are not related only to human lives, but animals' too.
    So I agree that we should be aware of livestock health and environment, and try to slow down the global warming.
    Thank you for the outstanding report, and hope everything is fine with you.

    Best wishes,

    Posted 06-09-2020 20:22

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Welcome @Bidhata
    Posted 06-09-2020 12:11

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Welcome @Justice
    Posted 06-09-2020 12:11

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Welcome @Meena
    Posted 06-09-2020 12:11

Bidhata Pathak

Justice Obiri

  • Justice Obiri says :
    Hi Alok, I am happy to read your report. Taking the solutions you provided into consideration would really help us in curbing with Climate change.

    Thanks for sharing
    Posted 06-09-2020 04:22

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    Hello Alok Dhakal,

    I hope you are fine and doing great. Stay safe.

    Thank you for such an insightful report in climate change and the livestock.

    Keep doing great.

    Yours,
    Meena

    GREEN CHEERS
    Posted 06-09-2020 01:40

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