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1 Domestic Animals Wanat Sricharern, D.V.M. Faculty of Veterinary Technology Kasetsart University

2 Domestication of Animals Dogs are believed to be the first animals domesticated. The dog has been domesticated from the gray wolf about 15,000 years ago. The dogs were probably first domesticated from wolves somewhere in the Middle East.

3 Domestication of Animals

4 Domestication of Animals wolves began to scavenge around human settlements people adopted pups to serve as guards and hunting companions The human-raised wolves adapted well to human society and likely treated their human companions as if they were a wolf pack. humans started to control the breeding of these wolves

5 Domestication of Animals Livestock were the next species to be domesticated domestic sheep and goats back to 7,000 B. C. E.

6 Domestication of Animals Domestic cattle ( Bos taurus ) appear in 6,000 years ago in Egypt and Mesopotamia. They provided a multitude of uses, including labor, milk, meat, bone, and tallow (for burning).

7 Domestication of Animals Pigs were domesticated from the wild boar ( Sus scrofa ) around the same time as cattle.

8 Domestication of Animals Feral cats ( Felis silvestris ) helped rid rats and mice from stored grains once agriculture became widespread. Pictures of cats have been found in the Egyptian tombs. The ancient Egyptians kept cats as pets by 1000 B. C. E

9 Domestic animals working showing transportation conservation and education laboratory animals Food & products Pet Sport or racing

10 Companion animals & Pets Is companion animal the same as a pet? – Companion animals and pets essentially are the same. – “Pet” is likely derived from the French word “petit”. What is a companion animal? & How is it different from livestock or a wild animal? – These animals were often runts of family livestock and were raised by hand with special attention. – The animals provided companionship and playmates for humans. – These pets were given names and generally avoided slaughter.

11 Objectives Choosing a pet Rearing a pet Safety Careers in pet care

12 Choosing a pet Types of pets Breed of characteristics

13 Rearing a pet Basic needs of pets Behavior of pets

14 Safety Physical hazards Biological hazards

15 Careers in pet care

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17 Thank you For your attention


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