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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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In the meantime, a more thorough investigation will require comparison of mitochondrial DNA obtained from radiocarbon-dated aurochs fossils throughout Europe with that of cattle today, remarks archaeologist Albert J.
Ancient Greek and Roman writers describe the aurochs as a very aggressive animal.
Aurochs are depicted in ochre and charcoal in paintings found on the walls of cave galleries such as those at Lascaux in France and Altamira in Spain.
One of the asses and one of the aurochs appear to be pregnant.
Remains of bones recently retrieved from a horn core found in Holwerd (Friesland, Netherlands), show that the aurochs became extinct in around AD 600 and not in the fourth century, as was earlier believed.
The pillars are interconnected by walls and stone benches and are decorated with varied animal motifs, including foxes, snakes, scorpions, boars, aurochs, gazelle, wild ass and birds, as well as, in some cases, arms and hands, showing that they are sculptures representing stylised human-like individuals.
2011) but, although one text pointed out that some figures of women were shown with aurochs or other animals, the exhibition itself offered little detail.
This round house destroyed by fire stood out compared to others of this period because it contained four aurochs bucrania which may have been suspended on the wall (Stordeur 2010), a number of handstones and a polished stone axe.
The assemblage of about 35 drawings consists mainly of naturalistically drawn aurochs, but it also seems to include some anthropomorphs similar to the stylised human figures at Qurta.
These animals can be divided into a) wild species that still live in Britain today (wild boar and red deer), b) wild species that were once hunted bur are now extinct in Britain (such as wild horse, aurochs, elk, brown bear, wolf, lynx and beaver), c) domestic mammals (horse, cattle, cat and donkey) and d) deliberately or unconsciously introduced mammals that now live in Britain as wild species (fallow deer, feral cat, rabbit, house mouse and black rat).
Volume 1 starts by summarising what we know of the attitudes and behaviour of the principal animal species depicted in French cave art: horse, aurochs, bison, ibex, deer, reindeer, mammoth, rhinoceros, bear and lion.
Bison (Bison priscus), aurochs (Bos primogenius) and Caucasian tur (goat) (Capra caucasica) are the most common taxa in all occupation levels.