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Their happiness knows no bounds. These cows are over the moon when given the chance to frolic freely and enjoy the fresh air after difficult lives on a dairy farm. Share this on Facebook MORE ON PAWNATION: Two-Legged Dog Runs at the Beach Cat Caught Sneaking In Licks During Dog's Nap Time Penguin Just Wants Love...

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By now I'm sure most of us have made a few resolutions for the new year. I, for one, have the standard promises to work out more ("Get ripped!" is what my list enthusiastically says), read more, and try to decrease chocolate consumption. Same old, same old. But, we humans aren't the only ones who make resolutions, you know. I've heard a thing or two out on the farm that suggests to me the livestock have a few plans for themselves for 2014 as well. Here's what I've gathered from word from the pastures. Credit: Thinkstock Horse Resolutions –To lose a shoe more often before a long trail ride. –To perfect jumping skills by going over the pasture fence more often. –To come to peace with...

Last week we discussed cardiac issues in horses. This week, I'd like to explore the bovine heart. Jersey cow on a sunny afternoon. Credit: Thinkstock. Rarely do I suspect heart conditions in cattle. If I do, it's secondary to gastrointestinal issues. The reason behind this is a cattle-specific condition commonly called hardware disease. Hardware disease, medically known as traumatic reticuloperitonitis, is due to the fact that cows tend to resemble me on Thanksgiving; that is, they eat like a vacuum cleaner. When cows come up to a feed bunk after grain has been poured in, their prehensile tongues lick and grab anything in there, be it soybean hulls and corn silage, or the occasional nail,...

The mysterious deaths of three cows on a remote Missouri ranch has spawned a variety of weird theories, from Satanic activity to aliens. According to ABC's 10 News: "Rancher Lyn Mitchell 'found the first mutilated cow in December 2011. 'She had obviously been cut on the side of her jaw,' Mitchell said. 'Her tongue was gone, her ear was gone.' She initially assumed the animal had fallen victim to teenagers or was part of a sacrificial ritual, until earlier this month. Mitchell made the next discovery on July 9. 'I looked first to see her tongue was gone, then immediately noticed the udder had been completely removed,' Mitchell said. The reproductive organs were gone too, Mitchell said.......