- The large surface of a rabbit's ears allows more sound waves to be detected in case a predator is in the area.
- Veterinary school admission is extremely competitive; only 40 percent of applicants are accepted each year (2,400 out of 6,000 hopefuls) at the 28 veterinary schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- On average, Veterinarians complete about eight years of college, while specialists, Ph.D.'s and academicians will have completed between 11 and 15 years of higher education.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of qualified veterinarians is expected to grow 36 percent between 2010 and 2020, with increased opportunities in government and farm animal care.
- To become a certified veterinarian, one must graduate from an American Veterinary Medical Association accredited institution, and additionally be licensed by the state in which they practice.
- At the start of 2012, the state of Michigan contained approximately 371,000 dairy cows and 109,000 beef cattle.
- Michigan's food and agriculture system contributes an estimated 91.4 billion to state's economy, an increase of over 50% between 2004 and 2010.
- Despite their many shapes and sizes all domestic dogs, from Newfoundlands to pugs, are members of the same species—Canis familiaris.
- Once a female cow gives birth for the first time, her ability to produce milk from the udder is initiated with the primary purpose of providing food for her calf.
- Similar to a humans nails, a horses' hooves never stop growing and need trimming about every four weeks. Blacksmiths stay busy as working horses require new metal shoes commonly know as horseshoes after every trimming.
August 02, 2012
Facts: Udder Madness