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By James Herriot

Veterinarian James Herriot recollects lifestyles in England in the course of global struggle II, while the good forces of the trendy international got here even to his sleepy Yorkshire hamlet

Only a few years after settling into his new domestic in northern England, James Herriot is named to battle. during this sequence of poignant and funny episodes, the good veterinarian stocks his stories education with the Royal Air strength, pining for a pregnant spouse, and checking in at the humans again domestic who made his perform so interesting. because the younger males of Yorkshire are despatched into conflict and farmers think about the wider global they’re part of, Herriot displays at the lives—human and animal alike—that make his domestic worthy scuffling with for.

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Their religion forbids them to eat pork products. This high-tech farm in Iowa automatically monitors feeding schedules for pigs and the building temperature. 33 Pigskin is turned into leather and used to make belts, jackets, shoes, and gloves. Tough pig hair is used as the bristles in hairbrushes and also as stuffing for everything from mattresses to baseball gloves. Pig fat is an ingredient in soap, candles, shaving cream, and even explosives. Pig blood is used in animal feed, medicines, and fertilizer.

Crossbreed—The offspring of two animals of different breeds or varieties. delicacy—A fancy, often expensive food. domestic—Suitable for living and working with humans. endangered—Threatened by extinction. extinct—Having died out, gone forever. farrow—To give birth to pigs. feral—Back in the wild after being domesticated. gilt—A female pig that has not yet had babies. glands—Organs that produce chemicals in the body. 40 gore—To pierce something, often with a tusk or a horn. herbivore—An animal that eats only plants or plant materials.

Swine—Another name for a pig or hog. teats—The parts of female mammals that supply milk for young. transplanted—Put into someone else’s body. trichinosis—A disease caused by parasitic worms that infect the intestines and the muscle tissue. trough—A long, narrow container where animals feed. truffle—Dark-colored underground fungi that humans consider a delicacy. 42 tusks—Long, curved teeth of pigs, elephants, and other animals. vaccinated—Injected with a drug that helps prevent disease. venom—Poison produced by some snakes.

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