The Natural History Of The Ruminating Animals, (volume 2); Goats, Sheep, Wild And Domestic Cattle…

Paperback | February 2, 2012

bySir William Jardine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... THE BOVINE TRIBE, OR OXEN. The animals which we have now arrived at, and with which zoologists have generally concluded the family of the ruminants, are fully equal to the woolbearing tribes in value and utility. The several species and various races of Oxen, in all countries, are most important in the economy of the inhabitants. They are used for labour, and even assist in the wars of their masters. Their flesh affords a nourishment for the body, while their skin, hoofs, and horns, are indispensable for the stronger articles of clothing, and in the manufacture of many substances in daily use. In some countries tbey are so much esteemed, and their produce of milk and butter, &c. held in so much value, that they are never slaughtered except on the most extraordinary occasions, and never used as an article of common or general food. In other countries they are only used for the purposes of sacred offerings. In Egypt the bull was long considered a sacred animal; and in the mythology of the Hindus the "holy cattle" are cared for, and their molestation punished with the severest penalties. In almost all the countries where oxen are employed, and this over a great part of the known world, the varieties of the European domesticated races are almost the only animals which are used, few of the other species having yet been found capable of being domesticated to any extent, or easily reared in confinement. Wherever the breeds may have originally arisen, or from whatever primitive stock they may have sprung, they have spread far and wide, over the European continent; they have reached north and south Africa, and now exist in innumerable herds. In the latter countries, they form a most important source of wealth, and are tended with the utmost care, their skins regul...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... THE BOVINE TRIBE, OR OXEN. The animals which we have now arrived at, and with which zoologists have generally concluded the fa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217094023

ISBN - 13:9780217094023

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