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DO YOU CALL IT SWINE OR PIG FLU?

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Swine

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Definition:
Any animal of the hog kind, especially one of the domestical species.

Swine secrete a large amount of subcutaneous fat, which, when extracted, is known as lard.

The male is specifically called boar, the female, sow, and the young, pig.


Pig

pig

Definition:
Also called hogs or swine, are a genus of even-toed ungulates within the family Suidae.

The name pig, hog, or swine most commonly refers to the domestic pig (Sus domestica) in everyday parlance, but technically encompasses
several distinct species, including the Wild Boar.

With around 2 billion on the planet, domestic pigs are also by far the most numerous pig species.

Pigs are omnivores, and despite their reputation for gluttony, they are generally social and intelligent animals.


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