Bovine Intelligence

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by ez14. » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:22 pm

callmefence wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:This first calf heifer suffers from allergies. She frequently blows a discharge from her nostrils. She is much worse in late summer and improves in winter.

I have observed her pushing cutoff weed stems up into her nostrils. I have pulled weed stems out of her nostril.

Clearly, she is seeking relief. Yesterday, I finally got a picture. There is a metal electric fence post that was pushed into a waste pile of debris from my dozer work about 8 years ago. She was pushing the end of that metal post up into her nostril.

There is a level of intelligence involved when a bovine uses a "tool". Basically, a tool is any object used to accomplish a physical objective. Behavioral scientist have identified several species that use tools:
Otters
Birds
Primates including humans
Canines
Felines
Etc

This certainly qualifies:
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Maybe it's not allergies..... maybe she's just to stupid to quit sticking crap in her nose....I'm just saying
I thought the same thing :lol:

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by Nesikep » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:56 am

She didn't get this message



And you old fogies make fun of tide pod challenges, as if you didn't do stupid stuff either :P
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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:31 am

wbvs58 wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Oh - and I have seen cows "itching" the inside of their nose with "tools". They also like to itch their butts!


With the same tool Jeanne???????

Ken

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by Davemk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:08 am

kenny thomas wrote:Get rid of the fescue and she will stop. Or just sell her in late winter when it stops.
I have gotten 2 up in the last few years and pulled sticks out of the nostril



You should see his grass, it is not fescue. There is a reason Ron's cows are "weight challenged".

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by kenny thomas » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:20 pm

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Davemk wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Get rid of the fescue and she will stop. Or just sell her in late winter when it stops.
I have gotten 2 up in the last few years and pulled sticks out of the nostril



You should see his grass, it is not fescue. There is a reason Ron's cows are "weight challenged".

If its big and green now in KY then it's fescue.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:29 pm

kenny thomas wrote:[url][/url]
Davemk wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Get rid of the fescue and she will stop. Or just sell her in late winter when it stops.
I have gotten 2 up in the last few years and pulled sticks out of the nostril



You should see his grass, it is not fescue. There is a reason Ron's cows are "weight challenged".

If its big and green now in KY then it's fescue.


Right now it is mostly fescue. Dave has seen it in the spring a couple times. It is very diverse.
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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by kenny thomas » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:44 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:[url][/url]
Davemk wrote:

You should see his grass, it is not fescue. There is a reason Ron's cows are "weight challenged".

If its big and green now in KY then it's fescue.


Right now it is mostly fescue. Dave has seen it in the spring a couple times. It is very diverse.

I don't doubt you have wonderful grass. But I stand by my statement that fescue is causing the nasal issues. I have some of the same.
My thoughts only, don't bet the farm on them. KT

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Re: Bovine Intelligence

Post by Bright Raven » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:49 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:[url][/url]
If its big and green now in KY then it's fescue.


Right now it is mostly fescue. Dave has seen it in the spring a couple times. It is very diverse.

I don't doubt you have wonderful grass. But I stand by my statement that fescue is causing the nasal issues. I have some of the same.


KT. I was guessing it was the rag weed. Because when it was in bloom, she could hardly breath. You are probably on the right track. IDK.
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