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cattle

(kăt′l)
pl.n.
a. Any of various domesticated ruminant mammals of the genus Bos, including cows, steers, bulls, and oxen, often raised for meat and dairy products.
b. Any of various similar wild or domesticated bovine mammals, such as the anoa or the gaur.
Ruminants—most commonly, cows—bred for food
Cattle-borne pathogens Actinomyces pyogenes, anthrax, bovine spongiform encephalitis, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cowpox, cryptosporidiosis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, European tick-borne encephalitis, foot & mouth disease, giardiasis, leptospirosis, Mycobacterium bovis, pseudocowpox, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Taenia saginata, Yersinia enterocolitica

cattle

Public health Ruminants–most commonly, cows–bred for food; cows are important carriers of various pathogens Actinomyces pyogenes, anthrax, bovine spongiform encephalitis, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, cowpox, cryptosporidiosis, E coli O157:H7, European tick-borne encephalitis, foot & mouth disease, giardiasis, leptospirosis, Mycobacterium bovis, pseudocowpox, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Streptococcus zooepidemicus, Taenia saginata, Yersinia enterocolitica

cattle

domesticated animals, usually oxen, but a term often extended to include sheep and pigs.

cattle

members of the family Bovidae. There are wild cattle (Bibos spp.) including Banteng, Gaur and Gayal. They resemble domestic cattle but have a hump on their back. Domestic cattle are all members of the Bos genus. There are two species: Bos taurus or European or British breeds of cattle, and Bos indicus the Zebu or oriental domestic cattle. The common breeds of each are set out below. Interbreeding between the species is common, the offspring being called taurindicus or zeboid cattle.

beef cattle
breeds of cattle bred especially for the economic production of meat. See beef breeds.
cattle breeding herds
commercial cattle herds which produce beef calves for sale to fatteners.
commercial cattle
cattle used to produce milk or meat for the general market.
dairy cattle
cattle used solely for the production of dairy products. Called also milk or milch cows. See dairy breeds.
cattle dog
dogs used to herd and work cattle. See australian cattle dog, working dogs.
dual-purpose cattle
most breeds of cattle in continental Europe are of this type. They produce heavy yields of milk and are also good carcass cattle. See dual-purpose.
cattle grubs
see hypoderma. Called also warble fly.
cattle louse
pedigree cattle
cattle that are registered in a recognized stud book.
purebred cattle
cattle produced by matings between members of the same breed, not necessarily pedigreed cattle.
stud cattle
pedigree cattle maintained as a separate herd, whose offspring are ofen sold as breeders, forming a major source of income for the enterprise.
cattle tick
any one of a large variety of tick species, the title being used locally to designate the preponderant species.
young cattle
farmers' term for weaned calves, yearlings and 2-year old-cattle.

Patient discussion about cattle

Q. Does cow's milk cause acne? I'm 16 years old guy, and I have acne for several years now. Lately, although I treat it as my dermatologist instructs me, it seems I have more zits, particularly on my face. My friend told it can be because for the last few months ago I've been drinking a cup of milk for breakfast (I almost didn't drink milk at all before that). Is it true? The acne really makes me miserable, and the last thing I want to do is to make it worse. Thanks!!!

A. Regardless of what milk does to your acne, emotional stress can also make it worse, so first of all, try to relax- it'll make feel better and can also make your acne better, so it'll make you feel even better. Try to avoid milk for some time and see what helps you most. No one really proved milk has any influence on acne, so you shouldn't feel like you you're responsible for your acne.

Q. Is soy milk as good as cow milk? what`s good about soy milk and when it should be avoided. Is soy milk as good as cow milk?

A. Remember this, we are the only mammals that drink the milk of another! Do you get the urge to suckle while driving by a farm with cows or goats?
I wish I saved the article from someone I communicated with years ago online from New Zealand. Soy is really NOT a good food source! Please investigate further. Why is it that we are so "milk" conscious? Has the American Dairy Association brain washed us? Good righ, organic grains and veggies are the best food choices!

Q. I'm concerned that my calcium supplements are contaminated w seashells or cow bones. Which brands are best

A. there should be labeled as "from animal source".
here is something that helped me choose:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/calcium-supplements/AN00964

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This finding is similar to the study of Koatdoke (2008) who reported that sweating rate increased at THI of 72 in Bos indicus whereas respiration rate increased at THI 76 in Bos taurus.
El primer y mayor beneficio conocido del cruzamiento es el vigor hibrido (heterosis), mientras que el segundo beneficio es el efecto complementario de los rasgos beneficiosos de las diferentes razas (4) En cuanto a los rodeos de cria, muchos autores han senalado los mayores beneficios de los cruzamientos de cebu por Bos taurus, al utilizar las vacas F1 para cria, informando un incremento de 25 a 35% en los kg de ternero destetado por vaca.
1994) animais Bos indicus apresentam menores teores de gordura intramuscular do que os Bos taurus, por serem mais tardios.
Cofactor Genomics collaborated with members of the Bos taurus community and the USDA-Agricultural Research Service, who provided mRNA and EST data, to design probes to capture the most comprehensive set of coding and regulatory regions possible.
2011) performed a GWAS for feedlot and growth traits in 3 beef type cattle which were Bos taurus, Bos indicus and Bos taurus x Bos indicus.
In preliminary experiments, Senepol had carcass quality more like other Bos taurus animals than like the Brahman," says Hammond.
Estimates of divergent time for Bos taurus and Bos indicus from a common ancestor are all pre-Neolithic ranging from to ~ 2 millions to ~ 330,000 years ago depending of the genetic markers and the calibration rate of the molecular clock (Hiendleder et al.
The first of our specimens, UE 223-1, is a medial-distal fragment of Bos taurus metapod, from an adult animal (Figures 2 & 3).
In tests at the ARS Forage and Livestock Research Laboratory at El Reno, Oklahoma, Zavy studied differences in stress reaction between Bos taurus cattle, typically the British breeds, and the Bos indicus breeds, typified by Brahman cattle.
Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), Roslin Institute and ARK-Genomics, University of Edinburgh, Technical University of Munich, and University of Liverpool, among others, sequenced genomic DNA from a variety of Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds, including Holstein, Angus, Nelore, and Gir, to discover 46 million potential single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).
Apicomplexa: Cryptosporiidae) from cattle, Bos taurus.
One conspicuous distinction: Bos indicus, including the humped cattle common to tropical countries, is generally slower to mature than Bos taurus, which includes the domestic breeds common to the temperate zones such as England and continental Europe.