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SMALL ANIMAL CARE

SMALL ANIMAL CARE. CHAPTER ONE. INVERTEBRATES – 420 million years VERTEBRATES - 370 million years DINOSAURS – 180 million years SMALL ANIMAL – 70 to 40 million years. Domestication of animals. Up to 12,000 years ago-dogs About 3,500 years ago-cats. The Small Animal Industry.

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SMALL ANIMAL CARE

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  1. SMALL ANIMAL CARE CHAPTER ONE

  2. INVERTEBRATES – 420 million years • VERTEBRATES - 370 million years • DINOSAURS – 180 million years • SMALL ANIMAL – 70 to 40 million years

  3. Domestication of animals. • Up to 12,000 years ago-dogs • About 3,500 years ago-cats

  4. The Small Animal Industry • 58.9% of all American families own pets. • Cats now outnumber dogs as most common pet!

  5. Small Animal Industry cont. • 3rd in popularity is Birds • 4th is Rabbits • 5th is Hamsters • 6th is Fish

  6. Small Animal Industry $$$$ • 10,500-11,000 retail pet stores= $21 billion in sales!! • Vet. Expenditures of over $7 billion for dogs • Almost $4 billion for cats • And over $91 million for birds

  7. CLASSIFICATION OF ORGANISMS • 5 KINGDOMS • MONERA • PROTISTA • PLANT • FUNGI • ANIMALIA

  8. CLASSIFICATION OF ORGANISMS • ALL AMIMALS WE WILL STUDY ARE IN PHYLUM CHORDATA! • CHARACTERISTICS OF CHORDATA: • NOTOCHORD • DORSAL NERVE TUBE • PHARYNEAL AREA • REAR AREA TAIL

  9. CLASSIFICATION OF ORGANISMS • CLASSES: • MAMMALIA – FEED YOUNG MILK • REPTILIA- SCALES OR BONY PLATES • AVES- WINGS • OSTEICHTHYES- LIVE IN WATER

  10. BINOMIAL NOMENCLATURE • GENUS- 1ST WORD, CAPITAL LETTER • SPECIES – 2ND WORD, LOWER CASE LETTER • EXAMPLE: • Canis familaria (dog)

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