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A wingless fly (Melophagus ovinus) that parasitizes sheep, causing skin irritations that cause damage to wool. Also called sheep tick.
member of the species Ovis aries. They are classified into several types including merino, shortwool meat breeds, longwool, carpetwool, fat-tail, wool-shedding, Karakul. All domesticated types are characterized by a wool fleece.
see bighorn sheep.
see dall sheep.
see shepherd dogs.
breeds generated to provide meat and wool. Include charollaise, corriedale, cormo, dormer, gromark, perendale, polwarth, zenith.
see easy-care sheep.
see fat-tailed sheep.
mating and fertilization can be achieved but the fetus dies early or is aborted.
sheep such as Herdwicks and Swaledales in the UK that graze the same area of unfenced hill area without shepherding, year after year, and teach this behavior to their lambs. Also called hefted sheep.
sheep itch mite
see ovine cysticercosis.
includes English Longwool breeds (see under wool sheep below) and shortwool or Downs sheep, e.g. southdown, suffolk, hampshire, oxford down, dorset horn, poll dorset, ryeland, shropshire and charollaise, cheviot, clun forest, colbred, columbia, coopworth, dormer, dorper, many indigenous fat-tailed and fat-rumped breeds, finnish-landrace, north ronaldsay, wensleydale.
sheep nasal bot
see psoroptic mange.
sheep ked. See melophagusovinus.