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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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The official estimated sex ratio was 1:1.3 for European mouflon, and 1:1.1 for axis deer (Tomljanovic 2016).
Preservation of the Wild European Mouflon: The First Example of Genetic Management Using a Complete Program of Reproductive Biotechnologies.
Influence of age on the relationship between annual changes in horn growth rate and prolactin secretion in the European mouflon (Ovis gmelini musimon).
Watching a Mouflon ram patrolling your pasture will provide a window back in time: Historians believe the Mouflon is descended from the first domesticated sheep, tamed in Europe and the Middle East thousands of years ago.
For wild ungulates tested from September 2012 onwards, overall SBV seroprevalence was statistically higher ([chi square] 33.47, 2 d.f., p<0.0001) in roe deer (4/5, 80% [95% CI 44.9%-100%]) than in Pyrenean chamois (8/105, 7.6% [95% CI 2.5%-12.7%]) and mouflon (0/23).
The future co-existence of European bison with deer, mouflon, roe- and fallow-deer -- who have lived in the Zidlov reserve for ages -- will "definitely be without problems," he added.
One of those is the mouflon, a type of wild sheep native to Cyprus.
Thanks to the "last supper phenomenon", the scientists have been able to analyze the last food consumed by animals such as the Eurasian wild horse, the mouflon and the reindeer.
I have a lot of animals mounted in my trophy room taken with this handgun, including Mule deer, turkey, whitetail, waterbuck, gemsbok, impala, zebra, mouflon, Catalina goat, Aoudad and exotic sheep such as Corsican, Black Hawaiian and Texas Dall.
After passing vineyards we gradually climbed an off-road route and learnt about the history of the island and its flora and fauna from our driver as the occasional lizard scurried into the undergrowth until we reached a sanctuary for mouflon, a kind of deer, normally difficult to see in the wild.
Haugen submitted his first article, about hunting mouflon sheep in Hawaii, to Safari Magazine in 1997.