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sheep dip



Any of various liquid preparations containing pesticides into which sheep are dipped to control external parasites.


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.

Bighorn sheep
carpetwool sheep
includes blackfaced mountain, carpetmaster, drysdale, elliottdale and tukidale.
Dall sheep
sheep dog
sheep dip
see dip.
dual-purpose sheep
breeds generated to provide meat and wool. Include charollaise, corriedale, cormo, dormer, gromark, perendale, polwarth, zenith.
easy-care sheep
fat-tailed sheep
sheep-goat hybrid
mating and fertilization can be achieved but the fetus dies early or is aborted.
heafed sheep
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 psorergatesovis.
sheep ked
see melophagusovinus.
sheep loco
sheep measles
see ovine cysticercosis.
meat sheep
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
sheep pox
sheep sorrel
sheep tick
sheep ked. See melophagusovinus.
wool sheep
includes australian merino (including a wide range of strains and types especially booroola and comeback), cormo, corriedale, polwarth, sharlea, american rambouillet and English Longwools such as lincoln, leicester, border leicester, cheviot, coopworth, romney marsh.
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Earlier, the court heard evidence in the case suggested the chemical inside the bottle was sheep-dip, but this could not be proven because hospital staff had lost or disposed of it.
The source of the pollution was traced to two streams close to Gwern Y Ffridd Farm, where cypermethrin was found in the drain connecting the sheep-dip to the old soakaway.
Philip Rees, the independent chair of the Sheep Dip Steering Group which leads the initiative, said the programme had a number of key actions to minimise the environmental risks from sheep-dip chemicals, while meeting the needs of the industry.
Sheep-dip products, especially those containing the chemical cypermethrin, can have a damaging impact on the environment.
Welsh farming unions this week joined the Assembly and the Environment Agency to warn about the dangers of sheep-dip misuse.
With the sheep dipping season about to start, the Assembly has launched a poster campaign spelling out the dangers, although there are no current reports of sheep-dip misuse by farmers.
However salmon levels have fallen drastically thanks to a mixture of sheep-dip poisoning, acid rain and habitat destruction, claims the Wye Foundation, a group dedicated to improving the river's fortunes.
In 1982 government made compulsory the use of organophosphate warble fly dressing on cattle, and OP sheep-dips.