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sheep

(shēp)
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.
Occupational 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, louping ill, orf, Q-fever, rabies, salmonellosis, Yersinia enterocolitica
Vox populi A person or group of people who blindly follow another’s lead

sheep

Occupational 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.
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Gen etic param eters for growth reproductive and maternal traits in a multibreed meat sheep population.
The two SNPs (-956 (T [right arrow] C), -781 (G [right arrow] A)) were identified in meat sheep for the first time; the SNP (-41C [right arrow] A) and the SNP (6223 G [right arrow] A) have been reported by Clop et al.
There will be information forums, examples of lambs from hill sheep put to a Wensleydale lamb, demonstrations about the uses of Wensleydale fleeces and information about their uses as a meat sheep.
On the creation and prospects for the development of a new fine-fleeced breed of sheep - the Chernozemelian merino, said the head of the laboratory of meat sheep breeding VNIIPLE Mikhail Pavlov.
Whether you are looking to raise sheep for the freezer or want to supplement your farm income through meat sales, find a breed that suits both you and the land, Meet some of the heritage meat sheep breeds that might be right for you.
The measurement of chest girth as an alternative to weight determination in the performance recording of meat sheep. Ital.