Urine Drinking Problem

In this type of behavioral abnormality animals start sucking and drinking their own urine or the urine of their herd mates. This anomalous behavior is commonly seen in the animals of all age groups and especially common in individually housed bulls and also in bullocks used for draught purpose. About 52 per cent of total cases of urine drinking has been reported in bull calves. Diet deficient in minerals predisposes the animals to this type of anomaly.

In order to subside the development of this habit effort should be made in very beginning of the anomalous behavior. Affected animals should be isolated from the herd and their diet is supplemented with mineral mixture and common salt. There should be sufficient space to each animal and group size should be small. In addition to this there should be an easy access to watering troughs having fresh and clean water all over the time.