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*[http://avianmedicine.net/ Avian medicine online]
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*[http://www.thecattlesite.com/bse-news/27918/japan-suspends-imports-from-us-beef-plant Japan Suspends Imports from US Beef Plant]
*[http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/100720.html The first full photograph of an endangered Ochre-fronted Antpitta]
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*[http://www.sheep101.info/ Sheep 101]
*[http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/115082.php Evidence For A Well-developed Sense Of Smell In Birds]
 
*[http://www.genescience.com.au/ DNA bird sexing in Australia]
 
*[http://www.choice.com.au/Reviews-and-Tests/Money/Insurance/Personal/Pet-insurance-policies-review-and-compare.aspx Pet insurance policies review and compare]
 
*[http://www.thepoultrysite.com/bird-flu/bird-flu-news.php The poultry site]
 
 
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*'''Total rumoinant [[Special:Statistics|article pages]]'''
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*''[http://www.vetbook.org/wiki/index.php/Thought_for_the_day Thought for the day]''
 
*''[http://www.vetbook.org/wiki/index.php/Thought_for_the_day Thought for the day]''
 
*''[http://www.vetbook.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_navigate_around_Vetbook How to navigate around Vetbook]''
 
*''[http://www.vetbook.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_navigate_around_Vetbook How to navigate around Vetbook]''

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- Ruminants have an even number of toes on each foot and a stomach with either three or four chambers. It includes goats, sheep, cows, camels, and antelope.
- Camelids (llamas and alpacas) are called "pseudo-ruminants" because they have a three-compartment stomach instead of four like ruminants. Horses are not ruminants. They have an enlarged cecum that allows them to digest fibrous materials. Animals of this type are called "hind-gut fermenters." A rabbit has a similiar digestive system
- Cows have almost total 360 degree panoramic vision and are able to see colors, except red. They can detect odors up to 5 miles away. Cows can hear lower and higher frequencies better than humans. Per day, a cows spends 6 hours eating and 8 hours chewing cud. A cow doesn't bite the grass, but she curls her tongue around it. A cow has no upper front teeth.
- Sheep usually give birth once a year and have 1-3 lambs. They normally live to be about 8 years old, but can sometimes live to be as old as 20. Pregnancy lasts for 147 days.