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LC control 85131235
LC classificationSF391 SF397.83
Topical headingSwine
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Variant(s)Domestic pig
Pig farming
Sus domestica
Sus domesticus
Sus scrofa domestica
Sus scrofa domesticus
See alsoLivestock
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the care and management of domestic breeds of swine. Works on the family of swine are entered under Suidae.
Subject example tracingExample under Meat animals
Note under Suidae
Found inHennepin (Pig farming)
Wolfman, J. Life on a pig farm, 1998.
Wikipedia, June 5, 2013: Domestic pig (Domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus or Sus domesticus: also swine or hog); it is considered a subspecies of the wild boar or a distinct species in its own right) Pig (A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa), along with other species)
Oxford dictionaries website, June 5, 2013 (pig: Sus domesticus (with numerous varieties), family Suidae (the pig family), descended from the wild boar and domesticated over 8,000 years ago. The pig family also includes the warthog and babirusa, but the similar peccaries are placed in their own family)
NCBI taxonomy browser, via WWW, June 5, 2013 (Sus scrofa domesticus (domestic pig); synonym: Sus scrofa domestica; Sus domesticus; Sus domestica)