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    07-30-2010, 05:01 AM
Cows eating material...

I saw some clips of cows eating material (like pieces of shirts and hankies) on YouTube... but is that really good for cows? Or is that really bad?
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    07-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Eating anything that is not digestible is bad. Though it may not cause a problem the first 10 times an animal does it, all it takes is once for it to cause a blockage in the intestine that, at best, would require surgery to remove it. At worst, it could cause infection in the intestines that would require the animal be put down. It is best to keep all inedibles away from animals (especially if they have shown a tendency to eat anything they see).
    07-30-2010, 06:32 PM
For example:

YouTube - my young bull calf eating a red bull hanky
    07-30-2010, 06:37 PM
Unfortunately, there is no cure for stupid.

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