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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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References in classic literature ?
We immediately proceeded to collect what we could of our horses, and other cattle, and bring them through the posterns into the fort: And in the evening of the ninth, I returned answer, that we were determined to defend our fort while a man was living--Now, said I to their commander, who stood attentively hearing my sentiments, We laugh at all your formidable preparations: But thank you for giving us notice and time to provide for our defence.
The cattle move and crunch, and lie down, and move on again, and they do not even low.
You heard what I told you, that the sea-maiden said to me a mile farther along the road--and by the road she meant the river, for she can go by no other way--there was another herd of cattle waiting for me.
And we will keep the herd of cattle free for our own use--and the King's.
When we had passed the [Wandering] rocks, with Scylla and terrible Charybdis, we reached the noble island of the sun-god, where were the goodly cattle and sheep belonging to the sun Hyperion.
For several successive evenings the cattle assembled round the smouldering ruins, as if in anxious expectation of the return of their masters, while all night long the faithful watchdogs of the Neutrals howled over the scene of desolation, and mourned alike the hand that had fed, and the house that had sheltered them.
Then, when many years had passed, people began to forget the story of the Cattle Raid.
Now this Battus used to live on the top of the rock and when he heard the voice of the heifers as they were being driven past, he came out from his own place, and knew that the cattle were stolen.
But there is not a shadow of evidence in favour of this view: to assert that we could not breed our cart and race-horses, long and short-horned cattle, and poultry of various breeds, and esculent vegetables, for an almost infinite number of generations, would be opposed to all experience.
It possesses scarcely any trade; the exports being confined to a few hides and living cattle.
I showed them how an animal that is properly housed and well cared for is more profitable than a lean neglected beast, and the comparison wrought a gradual change for the better in the lot of the cattle in the Commune.
If Levin had felt happy before in the cattle pens and farmyard, he felt happier yet in the open country.