- Researchers have found that people in Great Britain have been using/relying on cows for milk for as long as 6,000 years.
- Cows are split up into different groups, depending on their breeds. Much of the difference between them is what they are able to produce.
- Michigan is one of the top producers of dairy in the United States.
- Formal Veterinary care in Europe did not begin until around 1760 despite people using livestock and keeping animals as pets for centuries.
- Pneumonia occurs relatively often throughout the cattle population.
- In the 1800s, Farmers Institutes were created to teach farmers more about agriculture.
- At the beginning of the 21st century, an estimated one half of American horses were used for pleasure riding as opposed to labor or for races.
- Wild pigs are more active than ever during the nighttime. They are also talented runners and swimmers.
- It was not until the 1700s that diseases began to spread rapidly through animal populations in the United States.
- When cattle are bloated, they produce a much lower rate of milk than usual, and they do not gain the weight that is desired.
- Dogs are used to help people through animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities. They are used for guidance as well as companionship.
- After humans started to consume animals, more diseases began to occur. It is believed that the measles originated from a virus that cattle experienced.
November 30, 2012
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