Effects of adjustable and stationary fans with misters on core body temperature and lying behavior of lactating dairy cows in a semiarid climate.

@article{Anderson2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of adjustable and stationary fans with misters on core body temperature and lying behavior of lactating dairy cows in a semiarid climate.},
  author={Sandra Doreen Anderson and Barry J. Bradford and Joseph P. Harner and Cassandra B Tucker and Chris Choi and Jason D. Allen and L W Hall and Sunthorn Rungruang and Robert J. Collier and Jacob Smith},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 7},
  pages={4738-50}
}
Cows readily seek shade to reduce solar heat load during periods of high ambient temperature. Typically, auxiliary cooling systems are oriented to maximize cooling for shaded cows. However, when a shade structure is oriented north-south, stationary fan and mister cooling systems are unable to track shade as the sun's angle shifts throughout the day, and… CONTINUE READING