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  Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Domestic Pig
Domesticated pigs can be found on all continents of the world except Antarctica.
Pigs are omnivores and eat a great variety of plants, animals and carrion.
Pigs are one of the most intelligent animals in the group of domesticated animals.
www.kidszoo.org /animals/Pig.htm   (196 words)

  
  Pig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pigs are omnivores, which means that they consume both plants and animals.
Pigs are highly trainable animals, and some, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as pets.
Pigs are also associated with dirtiness ("this room is a pigsty"); the latter probably comes from their habit of wallowing in mud.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pig   (1423 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Domestic pig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The distinction between wild and domestic animals is slight, and domestic pigs have become feral in many parts of the world (for example, New Zealand) and caused substantial environmental damage.
The primary use of the domestic pig is as a meat animal.
Asian pot-bellied pigs, a smaller subspecies of the domestic pig, have made popular house pets in the United States beginning in the latter half of the 20th century.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Domestic_pig   (410 words)

  
 Pig - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Pigs are one of the most intelligent mammals, and some, such as the Asian pot-bellied pig, are kept as pets.
Pigs are commonly associated with greed ("as greedy as a pig"), obesity, gluttony ("to pig out") and sloth ("a lazy pig").
Pigs being fed human remains or pigs eating humans has appeared recently in popular fiction, such as the films The Deer Hunter, Snatch, Hannibal (although these are boars), and the TV show Millennium.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/i/g/Pig.html   (1103 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Domestic pig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Biology of the Domestic Pig By Harry J. Mersmann.
Domestication of wild animal species was a crucial achievement in the prehistoric transition of human civilization from
Down (and out...?): the British pig industry is in a dangerous spiral of decline in the context of buoyant continental and global supply.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Domestic+pig   (697 words)

  
 Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections: Domestic pig (Sus scrofa)
The Domestic Pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S.
It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago.
Dmestic Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan.
www.brainmuseum.org /specimens/artiodactyla/pig/index.html   (266 words)

  
 Free Domestic Pig Links & Info
Blind Pig Records 30th Anniversary CollectionThis stalwart independent label, headquartered in San Francisco, began in a small Ann Arbor club and grew into one of the most important imprints in blues.
Blind Pig Records' 25th Anniversary CollectionEdward Chmelewski just couldn't wait to sling the good blues slop around, so he's kicked off the quarter-century celebration of his label's founding a few months early with this blockbuster label overview: two audio discs and an all-video CD-ROM.
A domestic pig squeals in the yard opposite.
www.animalswildonline.com /animals/domestic-pig.php   (1953 words)

  
 Domestic pig iron prices slide back to normal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Calcutta: Domestic pig iron prices are once again declining from the peak reached about a month ago as Indian Iron & Steel Co Ltd (Iisco), a major supplier of foundry grade pig iron to local foundries, has resumed production at its closed hot metal plant.
However, the overseas markets, especially the US market for cast iron sanitaryware, which were lost owing to high prices in the past two months, are yet to be regained.
The shortage of supply was caused by the shutting down of one of Iisco's two hot metal plants early April.
www.financialexpress.com /fe/daily/20000814/fco14020.html   (460 words)

  
 Farm animal nutrition books - diets feeding feedstuffs
This edited collection of papers is taken from a series of seminars, devoted to bringing together some of the world’s leading authorities in the field of pig and poultry reproduction.
Nutritional Approaches to Arresting the decline in Fertility of Pigs and Poultry is aimed at livestock farm managers, feed industry consultants, vets, nutritionists and poultry producers as well as students and researchers studying animal and applied biological sciences.
Descriptions of the various classes of feed nutrients follow and how they are metabolized by hogs, factors affecting their utilization, practical aspects of swine feeding from birth, finishing, through gestation and lactation in sows and the feeding of adult boars.
www.pighealth.com /MEDIA/P/BOOKS/NUTRIBKS.HTM   (1669 words)

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