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Russian cows get VR headsets ‘to reduce anxiety’

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A Russian farm has given its dairy cows virtual reality headsets in a bid to reduce their anxiety.

The herd donned VR systems adapted for the “structural features of cow heads” and were shown a “unique summer field simulation program”.

Moscow’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food cited research which they say has shown a link between a cow’s emotional experience and its milk yield.

Initial tests reportedly boosted “the overall emotional mood of the herd”.

According to a statement from the ministry, the experiments took place at the RusMoloko farm in Moscow’s Ramensky district.

“Examples of dairy farms from different countries show that in a calm atmosphere, the quantity, and sometimes the quality, of milk increases markedly,” it read.https://buy.tinypass.com/checkout/template/show?displayMode=inline&containerSelector=%23piano-inline1&templateId=OTBYI8Q89QWC&templateVariantId=OTV94JNS34IRH&offerId=fakeOfferId&showCloseButton=false&trackingId=%7Bjcx%7DH4sIAAAAAAAAAI2QW2-CQBCF_8s-uwb2BviGLY0QI9FShMcVFtzKnUWbNP3vBWvbmPShk3mZ-c45mcw74DIFC6Bi_9QabWG7YAYanotQios7EaQhHWoEajpEaGrKIDUpNNaN2nh5EPrrIHWefIhYhg2eUUyxZRB6SMlBmJlhHjhmKCV4DBZvjeikqBJxjXYiex8xbRmRzcsddd5EMihZV1eZbmpmQ2rtnEBtLDSQDFuvWVapUjRZ2dbpqSR3fjv5MffH-hKIsim4EtrjillxgFzse4ix0XLk_TcEC9UNYgbUbb66_WAZu-bWtLb7B_DLQt5JXqmbJLSIt3nGxN2tRk3Cy4bLvOrBohqKYgbOspdf0jP885mWDtvO48hljhPt4i1dhv95pmzGSMLmSDfmiM6n1dCLzs5FpUaSXpLpYlWAhc50A1vEMujHJ6cjS2HwAQAA&experienceId=EXAWX60BX4NU&activeMeters=%5B%7B%22meterName%22%3A%22PageviewMeter%22%2C%22views%22%3A3%2C%22viewsLeft%22%3A11%2C%22maxViews%22%3A14%2C%22totalViews%22%3A3%7D%5D&widget=offer&tbc=%7Bjzx%7DIICk9ULG-Y11BpSA61xnF7p0wuczHAJ_uK-aP8K6ja9ETrbdS6C4WlOVHtHm4Nhz8aP6u7ZPWyZYb9NY8ZRr6GPc6LYHjUivPl1DxU7p6QDIeS9fCEf362lx911yZfaJ8P4XqgxR5BLlVoiIorj4AA&iframeId=offer-0-mxu58&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld-europe-50571010%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3tT3_36DOdbXuwU1L3mU6XkMggbfWehLK27rbe2xd3LzxKmtl3O_s-_dY&parentDualScreenLeft=0&parentDualScreenTop=0&parentWidth=1366&parentHeight=657&parentOuterHeight=728&aid=tYOkq7qlAI&tags=story%2Cnews&contentSection=world-europe&pageViewId=2021-04-01-22-22-56-585-7LptNJgTVOLTdEFO-26f37af53539745bd4be8f78ba362d43&visitId=v-2021-04-01-22-22-56-591-qrJa2I6EEXRYQ5BV-26f37af53539745bd4be8f78ba362d43&userProvider=publisher_user_ref&userToken=&customCookies=%7B%7D&hasLoginRequiredCallback=false&width=800&_qh=c0cae709a1

Researchers will examine the effects of the programme in a long-term study. The developers reportedly hope to expand the project if positive results continue.

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