Most of the visitors to our site are pet owners and know a lot about cats and dogs. You are probably one of them. But, are you up-to-date on your cattle terminology? We sometimes use cattle-related terms when discussing our pets. 'Bull-headed', for instance, is a term we often hear when pet owners are discussing their pets' behavior problems. Some commonly used terms for canines (dogs), such as 'springer', have a totally different meanings in the bovine (cattle) world.
Match the veterinary terms related to cattle with the correct definitions on the right.
|1. Bull||A. male, castrated bovine|
|2. Cow||B. mature female bovine|
|3. Heifer||C. the act of breeding in cattle|
|4. Cal||D. cow showing signs of soon delivering her calf|
|5. Steer||E. a motherless young bovine|
|6. Springer||F. female bovine less than 3 years old which has never had a calf|
|7. Dogie||G. act of giving birth|
|8. Serving||H. adult, uncastrated male bovine|
|9. Calving||I. group of bovines|
|10. Herd||J. sexually immature bovine of either sex|
0-2 - Cats and dogs are more up your alley
3-5 - Need more warming up in the bullpen
6-8 - Good work, pard'ner!
9-10 - Ride 'em cowboy (girl)!
Article by: Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith