Horses are not ruminants, although they are capable of digesting cellulose and other plant-based materials despite lacking a forestomach. The fermentation of plant matter is done in the large intestine, which in horses is massive and complex.
Horses are odd-toed ungulates within the family equidae, which includes zebras and donkeys. The fight-or-flight response of a horse is adept in addition to its sense of balance, making the horse an animal that is quick to flee. Horse breeds are divided into three categories: hot bloods, cold bloods and warm bloods. Hot bloods are used for speed and endurance, while cold bloods are better at slower-paced, heavier work. Warm bloods are a balance of the two, more suitable for activities such as riding.Learn More
On average, a pig has 12 to 14 complex glands (6 to 7 pairs), but the range is 6 to 32, depending on the breed. Glands are placed in two parallel rows, one on each side, to ensure that the piglets can reach them after birth.Full Answer >
A young sheep between newborn and 14 months old is called a lamb. Once a lamb reaches the age of 14 months old, it is considered a sheep.Full Answer >
Pigs grunt, bark and squeal to communicate with each other, indicating happiness, fear and other emotions. The bulk of their communication is verbal with approximately 20 distinct sounds.Full Answer >
According to the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, sheep do drink from running water. In fact, they prefer moving water to still water. For food, sheep prefer to graze pastures, eating hay, timothy, weeds and other vegetation, Barking Rock Farm indicates.Full Answer >