• Short Summary

    DANISH SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVISED A UNIQUE WAY OF STUDYING THE EATING HABITS OF CATTLE.IN EXPERIMENTS?

  • Description

    DANISH SCIENTISTS HAVE DEVISED A UNIQUE WAY OF STUDYING THE EATING HABITS OF CATTLE.IN EXPERIMENTS UNDER WAY ON A DANISH EXPERIMENTAL FARM, AGRICULTURAL EXPERTS ARE ABLE TO TAKE FEED SAMPLES FROM ACTUALLY INSIDE A LIVE COW'S STOMACH.

    IT'S DONE THIS WAY: FIRSTLY, A "WINDOW" ABOUT SIX INCHES DIAMETER IS INSERTED INTO THE BEAST'S SIDE ABOVE ITS STOMACH.THE "WINDOW" PROVIDES A VISUAL MEANS OF STUDYING THE COW'S DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.IT ALSO HAS A PROTECTIVE COVER THAT FITS NEATLY INTO PLACE AND CAN EASILY BE REMOVED.

    FEED SAMPLES ARE TAKEN BY REMOVING THE "WINDOW'S" COVER AND WITHDRAWING BY HAND FOOD FROM THE COW'S STOMACH.THE FOOD, PARTLY-DIGESTED GRASS OR FODDER, IS TAKEN TO A RESEARCH CENTRE FOR LABORATORY TESTS.

    SCIENTIST HOPE THAT THE TEST WILL REVEAL -- AMONG OTHER THINGS -- WHICH TYPES OF GRASS ARE MOST BENEFICIAL TO CATTLE.AND, THEY SAY, THE EXPERIMENTS CAUSE CATTLE LITTLE OR NO PAIN -- EVEN WHEN THE "WINDOW" IS INSERTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KG34AY4H2GR2HSEAZM0TTRU7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KG34AY4H2GR2HSEAZM0TTRU7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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