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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.

sheep

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.

Bighorn sheep
carpetwool sheep
includes blackfaced mountain, carpetmaster, drysdale, elliottdale and tukidale.
Dall sheep
sheep dog
sheep dip
see dip.
dual-purpose sheep
breeds generated to provide meat and wool. Include charollaise, corriedale, cormo, dormer, gromark, perendale, polwarth, zenith.
easy-care sheep
fat-tailed sheep
sheep-goat hybrid
mating and fertilization can be achieved but the fetus dies early or is aborted.
heafed sheep
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 psorergatesovis.
sheep ked
see melophagusovinus.
sheep loco
astragalusnothoxys.
sheep measles
see ovine cysticercosis.
meat sheep
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
oestrusovis.
sheep pox
sheep-scab
sheep sorrel
rumexacetosella.
sheep tick
sheep ked. See melophagusovinus.
wool sheep
includes australian merino (including a wide range of strains and types especially booroola and comeback), cormo, corriedale, polwarth, sharlea, american rambouillet and English Longwools such as lincoln, leicester, border leicester, cheviot, coopworth, romney marsh.
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