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Science: 'Cows Have BFFs'

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"Cows Have BFFs" - Science

Move over Milo and Otis!

The farm has some new best friends 4 Evsies.

Cows have best friends and become stressed if they are separated, according to research.

In the study cattle were penned on their own, with their best friend or with another cow they did not know for 30 minutes and their heart rates were measured at 15-second intervals.

The research showed cows were very social animals which often formed close bonds with friends in their herd.

Krista McLennan, who made the discovery while working on her PhD at Northampton University, said:

'If we can encourage farmers to keep an eye out for those cows which like to keep their friends with them, it could have some real benefits, such as improving their milk yields and reducing stress for the animals, which is very important for their welfare."

So it turns out happy cows do make happy cheese!

Question: when a cow gets dumped does her bff bring over ice cream? Somehow we don't think so.

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Deadly And Historical Animal Disease Is Eradicated

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rinderpest is over

Hooray!

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization declared Tuesday that the world was rid of rinderpest.

It decimated herds and caused disaster, devastation and death associated with the fall of the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the colonization of Africa.

It's been a long time come'n - but after years of global efforts, rinderpest (German for cattle plague) doesn't exist anymore!!

It is the first animal disease to be eradicated and only the second disease ever, after smallpox in 1980.

First it took a couple thousand years to get the first one and only thirty-one years to get our second.

At this rate we'll conquer the 709,899,993 other disease in no time!

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10,000 Cattle Die In Vietnam!

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Mass cattle die in Vietnam

Earlier this week we reported news of 200 cows dying in Wisconsin, but now in other weird, disturbing dead animal news 10,000 cattle have died nationwide in Vietnam!

Vietnam government is saying the deaths are due to an intense winter and harsh weather conditions.

Our question is, if the weather is so harsh how come only cattle died? Why not other animals?

Lately, we've had a lot more questions than answers about all these animals dying and we hope we'll get some answers soon from our own government!

Thoughts???

[Image via AP Images.]

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