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2011-04-25 14:09:54

The nation's feral pig population continues to expand, increasing the potential for interaction with humans and domestic swine "“ and for spreading diseases. Researchers at North Carolina State University examined feral pigs from eastern North Carolina to determine exposure to two parasites that can be transmitted from animals to people "“ Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and Trichinella. The study found that wild pigs host a significant number of these parasites. "If ingested by...

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2011-04-20 07:30:17

Mediterranean landscapes have undergone great change in recent decades, but species have adapted to this, at least in the case of roe deer, Spanish ibex, red deer and wild boar. This has been shown by Spanish researchers who have analyzed the effects of changes in land use on the past, present and future distribution of these species. "In the last few decades there has been an increase in the area of distribution of wild ungulates", explains Pelayo Acevedo, lead author of the study and...

2010-08-18 13:26:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc. is proud to announce that Boar's Head EverRoast Oven Roasted Chicken Breast was honored with the 2010 Best New Product Award for the Deli Category by Better Homes and Gardens and BrandSpark International. The award was presented following an independent study of more than 50,000 Americans - making it truly a vote of America's best. "We are very proud of our EverRoast Chicken Breast and this award is a testament to...

2010-06-29 13:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today the winning sandwich from their "Five Borough Sandwich Battle." To raise awareness about the importance of sodium reduction in your everyday diet, Boar's Head launched a search for the best New York City sandwich. Inspired by each of the NYC boroughs, Boar's Head created five different sandwich recipes made with...

2010-05-18 09:16:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a bold new search for great tastes and talent, Boar's Head announces, "EverRoast Dare 2 Prepare," a national contest to identify original recipes utilizing Boar's Head EverRoast® Oven Roasted Chicken Breast, the company's recently-introduced deli slicing, roasted chicken. Inspired foodies can now submit their recipes via the Boar's Head Facebook page through June 1, 2010 at, Dare 2 Prepare. A prize valued at $500 will be awarded...

2010-05-05 13:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc. is recognizing school kids for their contribution to the American Diabetes Association School Walk for Diabetes with a special author visit to their school for a book reading, giveaway and to hear a "Fun-tastic" fitness message. Ten schools from across the country won the Boar's Head Brand sponsored author visit with Tina Powell by participating in the School Walk for Diabetes program. Boar's Head, maker of premium...

2010-04-26 15:30:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of premium delicatessen meats and cheeses, announced today that they have pledged their commitment to the New York City Department of Health's National Salt Reduction Initiative (NSRI), by meeting the recommended 2012 target levels for sodium in deli cold cuts and cheeses. This makes Boar's Head the nation's first deli meat and cheese manufacturer to have both signed on to...

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2010-04-19 14:26:07

Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed. An international team of researchers, led by Durham University (UK) and the China Agricultural University, in Beijing, say their findings suggest a difference between patterns of early domestication and movement of pigs in Europe and parts of East Asia. The research, published today (Monday, April 19) in...

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2010-01-20 08:25:00

The World Wildlife Fund has released a statement saying that they estimate China's wild tiger population is down to just 50 as the species faces extinction due to loss of habitat and poaching. The SFA says around 20 Siberian tigers remain in China's northeast, 20 Bengal tigers in Tibet, and 10 Indochinese tigers in the southwest of the nation. The WWF believes there are only about 3,200 of the animals left worldwide. Zhu Chunquan told AFP, "If there are no urgent measures taken, there is a...

2010-01-07 15:16:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing that salt consumption has long been a concern in matters of health, Boar's Head, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of deli meats and cheeses, reaffirms its commitment to wellness with a campaign that encourages salt sensible food choices. "Launch Your Assault on Salt," offers consumers who have concerns about their salt intake with advice about food options that fit their needs and shows them how, when managed wisely, it can be...


Latest Wild boar Reference Libraries

Beast of Dean
2013-07-31 07:22:47

The Beast of Dean is a cryptid that has also been named Moose-Pig. It is said to live or have lived in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England. It is sometimes described as resembling a moose but with a boar's head, or others say it is an enormous wild boar. Farmers from the village of Parkend in 1802 were menaced by this creature and decided to capture or kill it. It was said it was large enough to crush fences and hedges, fell trees and so on. The hunt produced nothing, and at...

Wild Boar, Sus scrofa
2012-10-27 14:28:45

The wild boar (Sus scrofa) is native across many areas in Central and Northern Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean Region. Its range was much larger centuries ago, extending into the British Isles, Korea, and many areas of Eurasia. This range is now smaller, due to hunting and captive boars re-entering the wild. Its range now extends to Indonesia, and it has been introduced into Australasia and the Americas, although this is mostly for hunting purposes. Other common names for this species...

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2007-01-19 15:00:55

The amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) is a rare subspecies of tiger (P. tigris). Also known as the Siberian, Korean, Manchurian, or North China Tiger, it is the largest natural animal in the feline family Felidae. The amur tiger is critically endangered. In the early 1900s, it lived throughout the Korean Peninsula, northeastern Mongolia, southeastern Russia, and northeastern China. Today, it has virtually disappeared from South Korea and is largely confined to a very small part of...

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2006-09-12 10:37:52

The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It lives in woodlands across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains), and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia. It is in the same Suidae biological family as the Warthog and Bushpig of Africa, the Pygmy Hog of northern India, Babirusa of Indonesia and others. It is more distantly related to the peccary or javelina found in the southwestern area of North America and...

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2006-09-12 10:21:28

The domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus) is usually given the scientific name Sus scrofa, though some authors call it S. domesticus, reserving S. scrofa for the wild boar. It was domesticated approximately 5,000 to 7,000 years ago. Pigs are found across Europe, the Middle East and extend into Asia as far as Indonesia and Japan. 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...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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