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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 12:30

Potty training

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Cows can be toilet trained. It's no joke.

University of Auckland affiliated researchers Lindsay Matthews and Douglas Elliffe believe their research with German colleagues could help reduce water contamination and greenhouse gas emissions.

If cows could be trained to urinate in a 'toilet', at least some of the time, nitrogen could be captured and dealt with before it reaches waterways or turns into nitrous oxide gas. Matthews and Elliffe's research has been published in the prestigious journal Current Biology and is profiled in Science.

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