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pertaining to, characteristic of, or derived from the ox (cattle).
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(bō'vīn, -vin),
Relating to cattle.
[L. bos (bov-), ox]
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(bō′vīn′, -vēn′)
Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
An animal of the subfamily Bovinae, especially one of the genus Bos.
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adjective Relating or referring to a cow; cowlike.
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Relating to cattle.
[L. bos (bov-), ox]
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Patient discussion about bovine

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:

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La investigacion corresponde a un estudio exploratorio descriptivo de corte trasversal en animales de conveniencia, en el cual fueron examinados los pulmones de 582 bovinos tipo exportacion, sacrificados en la planta faenadora de carnes FRIGOSINU del municipio de Monteria (Cordoba, Colombia).
Esto evidencia una posible participacion de virus sincitial respiratorio bovino y parainfluenza 3.
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