By FOX NEWS | September 12, 2018 07:17:49PM(AP) You’re probably aware that a lot of American dairy cows are suffering from a nasty case of bovina malabsorption syndrome, and the cause of the disease has never been identified.
Now, according to new research, it could be that the dairy products they are drinking are actually killing them.
Researchers at Cornell University found that cows drinking the high-fat milk of dairy cows who have been diagnosed with bovinian malabsorptions had far higher rates of liver cancer, pancreatic cancer and other malignant diseases compared to cows drinking less high-calorie milk.
And they say it’s not the cows’ consumption of the high fat milk, but the fact that they are ingesting it, that could be causing the problem.
Researchers are now studying the link between bovines’ diet and their liver cancer risk, but they are also looking at how dairy cows might be more susceptible to the disease than those who eat lower-fat dairy products.
A study published Monday in the journal Cancer Causes and Control found that those cows who consumed more dairy products were far more likely to have liver cancer than those cows consuming less.
But while the study focused on bovinians, the findings could have implications for cows in general.
Dairy cows produce about half of the world’s milk, which is why they’re so important to human health.
But according to the United States Department of Agriculture, nearly one-third of the US population lives in counties where cows produce less than 5 percent of the country’s milk.
“Dairy is the largest consumer of fresh water in the United Sates,” said Michael Osterholm, associate professor of agricultural sciences at Cornell and co-author of the study.
“So the more we can protect those water supplies, we can also protect the health of the cows, but there’s a lot more that we need to do to protect the human health.”
Dairy farmers have been fighting bovinia malabsorptive syndrome for years, but experts have struggled to figure out the cause.
The disease causes a disease that causes inflammation of the intestine, a condition that can be fatal.
For example, in cows, it can cause intestinal damage and lead to a death.
But a new study led by Cornell University professor of plant science and environmental health Andrew Zukerberg, published Monday, suggests that bovinas bovid is responsible for the disease.
He says that while many people believe that the cause is due to a virus, it is likely that the virus is actually causing the disease, as it is very likely to mutate to cause a new, more aggressive form.
Zukerburg says that it is not yet clear why bovini malabsorbs.
It could be due to other factors such as diet, as some dairy products contain bacteria that could also cause it, or it could simply be a case of the bovinis bacteria making an error in its metabolism and then going on to cause the disease in humans.
“It’s really a very exciting finding,” Zukersberg said.
“And it shows that we can really do something about the problem.”
The research was done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Alabama, the University at Albany, and Columbia University.
“In our animal model we actually saw some improvements in the milk production of boviinans that were treated with different doses of vitamin D3.
So this could be a very significant improvement,” said Dr. William O’Connor, a dairy scientist at the university.