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Indoor-housed dairy cows compete more for water during hot weather

Cow behavior at drinkers may be of practical value in deciding when to provide cooling.

While prior studies have established that dairy cows on pasture will compete for resources that aid cooling during periods of heat stress, the effects of heat stress on competition for water by indoor-housed cows have not been detailed, according to researchers Paige V. McDonald, Marina A.G. von Keyserlingk and Daniel M. Weary with the <

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