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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Hire a dog...

Dogs are entering new career paths, learning to sniff out mercury in Minnesota schools, invasive weeds in Montana, cancer in people - even cows in heat.

"The dogs do better than bulls," said Lawrence Myers, a professor of veterinary science at Auburn University in Alabama, who wanted to increase the success rate of impregnation attempts, a pressing demand in the dairy industry. Myers, a leading expert on dogs' sense of smell, added that because dogs "have no innate interest in cows in heat," it takes repetitive training to teach them how to know when the cows are ready.

Hunting bedbugs, DVDs or cancer? Hire a dog.

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