Welcome to the March 2007 newsletter from the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Aarhus.

In this issue you can read about horses that need to keep in touch, cows that consume alcohol and how athletes can benefit from pig research.

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Horses need to keep in touch

Horses need physical contact just like we do. The question is which form of physical contact they prefer.

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Alcohol and cows – a question of balance

The effect of alcohol in the silage fed to cows is being studied in a new project at the University of Aarhus.

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Crossbreeding is the key for cattle

Health and vigour in dairy cows can be improved using crossbreeding techniques. Scientists at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences will examine the practical implications of this.

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Athletes to benefit from pig research

Scientists at the Department of Food Science at the University of Aarhus are examining whether the post-slaughter losses of meat juice can be reduced. The knowledge obtained about the underlying mechanisms could have practical implications in the world of sports.

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