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boar

a male pig more than 6 months old and destined for use as a sire.

boar effect
boar exposure to gilts causes an earlier onset of puberty with some synchronization.
boar shield
a strong, oval layer of cartilage which develops over the shoulders of adult boars. Is a protective mechanism in boar fights. When cooked it becomes gelatinous.
boar-sow ratio
the number of boars required to maintain a sow herd at full piglet-producing performance.
boar taint
an odor specific to fresh boar meat, especially from adult boars, and said to resemble stale urine, is strongest immediately after slaughter, fades during storage but returns on frying or boiling. Some diners prefer the redolent rashers.
wild boar
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Suddenly, I saw a boar chasing my dog,' Poeun told police, saying he tried to catch the boar with a tripwire.
A government spokesman said the cabinet's decision was taken to bring about a "significant reduction" in the wild boar population and contain the risk of farm pigs being infected.
Another said: "It's so hungry, and the wild boar has the right to live and freedom.
Not only is ASF being monitored close to Slovak borders but authorities have noticed the overpopulation of wild boars that can transfer it.
Clive said: "I've met hundreds of wild boar in the woods previously and never been attacked.
With a number of forests and national parks spread across Sri Lanka, wild boars and monkeys among other animals would often journey from the forest to the urban areas and cause a threat to human life and infrastructure.
Known as "rototillers of nature", the average boar in Saskatchewan weighs between 100 and 200 pounds and in some extreme cases up to 600 pounds.
But not to disappoint its guests, the four-star Wild Boar Inn has the heads of at least two wild boars attached to its walls.
Wild boar (Sus scrofa cristatus) is widely distributed in majority of the agro-ecological zones of Pakistan and is a major vertebrate pest of crops i.
Last week, inspectors from the Food and Veterinary Service found African swine fever (ASF) in 21 wild boars killed by the disease, as the infection spread to three more counties, the Food and Veterinary Service informed.
Within this clade, HEV sequences from wild boar and deer from both hunting seasons clustered very closely together.