Give a cow a brush, and watch it scratch that itch

August 9, 2018

Peter Wall Institute Faculty Associate Marina von Keyserlingk was recently interviewed for an article in The New York Times about about why mechanical brushes are so important for the well-being of dairy cows. 

Von Keyserlingk, who studies animal welfare at UBC, explained how her team found that cows worked equally hard to open a weighted gate and rub on a brush, as they did to get to food.