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n. pl. sheep
a. A domesticated ruminant mammal (Ovis aries) having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide.
b. Any of various wild ruminant mammals related to and resembling the domestic sheep, such as the aoudad, bighorn sheep, and mouflon.
c. Leather made from the skin of one of these animals.
Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, louping ill, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica
Vox populi A person or group of people who blindly follow another’s lead
sheepOccupational medicine A cloven-hoofed barnyard beast raised for wool and meat Sheep-related infections Actinobacillus spp, anthrax, brucellosis, campylobacteriosis, Chlamydia trachomatis, cryptosporidiosis, European tick-borne encephalitis, Francisella tularensis, giardiasis, leptospirosis, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica. See Dolly.
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.