It is important for youth involved in fair exhibitions to understand how to protect the health of their animals, safeguard their personal health, and educate the public on how to interact with animals in a safe manner.
In contrast to all the positive aspects of showing pigs, in recent years swine shows have been linked to influenza illnesses in people. What should commercial hog producers know about influenza at swine shows?
Pig hearts are about the same size as human hearts, which is why scientists used them to develop a battery-free pacemaker that generates energy as the heart beats. The discovery could lead to “implants for life.”