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Any of various blood-feeding often wingless flies of the family Hippoboscidae that are parasitic on sheep, deer, and other animals.

Kendrick Extrication Device



A vest-type immobilizer designed to limit movement of the cervical and thoracic spine in seated patients with suspected spinal cord injuries.


see melophagusovinus.
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where the correction coefficient due to retardation and KED, obtained integrating over volume (7), is expressed by
o] and its numerical value for the flat KED model universes.
We study two different model universes, one being KED and the other ACDM model universe, which both have three sure parameters.
Keds can be numerous on moose and they might be associated with mortality of moose.
In Finland, numbers of keds averaged 10,616, 3,549, and 1,730 on bulls, cows and calves, respectively, with full coats of hair (n = 23) (Paakkonen et al.
Newly emerging young adult keds attack humans as well as ruminants, especially in Finland.
Deer ked attacks are mainly annoying and an inconvenience in having to remove dozens of keds from hair and clothes.
In this paper we provide a brief overview of typical symptoms of dermatitis associated with deer ked bites, and evaluate the future potential of this condition relative to range expansion by deer keds and population densities of potential host species in Finland.
Patients with dermatitis caused by deer keds were diagnosed and studied at the dermatological out-patient clinics at Tampere and Helsinki University Hospitals.
Keds have reinforced bodies, which you can not easily crush,and by now the ked was back in my beard.
As I drove home,picking keds from places where no keds should be and flicking each one out of the car window onto the M6,I promised myself that one day I would shave off my beard and buy myself a ``Nice Balaclava''.
Sheep keds are wingless and live amongst the fleece; Keds carry a sophisticated heat-seeking device which enables the insect to lock-on to the body heat of a bird in just the same was as the Exocet, Sidewinder and Scud missiles; The ked made a bee line for my whiskered face