1. K-State home
  2. »Research and Extension
  3. »KCARE
  4. »Trainings
  5. »Water contaminants affecting cattle health

Kansas Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)

Water contaminants affecting cattle health

 A group of brown and black cattle stand on the shoreline of a small pond 


This virtual training provided information about the various water contaminants that can affect cattle health. Water quality is essential for cattle health and performance. Managing water sources is a critical component of ensuring livestock wellbeing because certain contaminants can have dire impacts on cattle health. This presentation explored some of the sources of these contaminants, their effects and methods to monitor water contamination.

This virtual training took place on Thursday, June 18. A pdf version of the presentation used for the session is available for informational and educational purposes only. KSRE agents interested in using these slides in a training or other workshop can find original powerpoint files on the Natural Resources channel on Microsoft Teams. If you are not a county or district extension agent, but would like access to these slides for your use, please contact KCARE.

For those who were unable to join us, a video recording of the training is available. For extension agents, these recordings can be found on the Natural Resources Channel in the KSRE Resources Team on Microsoft Teams. For any others who are interested in watching the training, please contact KCARE for the video link.


Healthy Cattle Need Healthy Water (MF3249)

Livestock Water Quality (NDSU)

Livestock Water Quality: A Field Guide for Cattle, Horses, Poultry and Swine


AJ Tarpoff smiles at the camera

A.J. Tarpoff, Assistant Professor and Extension Beef Veterinarian, Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, Kansas State University


Jeff Davidson, KCARE Watershed Specialist

Michael Holder, District Director, Flint Hills District

Dale Lanham, Extension Agent, Southwind District

Cade Rensink, District Director, Central Kansas District