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Dairy cows form bonds by grooming, study finds
8/6/2020

Social grooming strengthens bonds between dairy cows, and age, social rank and repeated grooming between the same animals play a role in those bonds, researchers report in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The team studied 38 cows at a Chilean agricultural research station, and said the findings underscore the value of monitoring herd interactions and investigating when social grooming declines.

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