In fact, I will strongly recommend that they should have access to water more than they have access to food. Water is very essential and the ruminant animals should not be denied it. Most nomadic Fulani has a particular time when they normally lead their animals towards a water source. This should be done as regularly as possible because these animals need water for proper digestion of their feed and for their upkeep.
Water should be available always in the housing units of ruminants. The water also should be put in a cool and clean area of the pen.