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sheep dip



Any of various liquid preparations containing pesticides into which sheep are dipped to control external parasites.


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
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
sheep pox
sheep sorrel
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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In his letter Mr Roberts said scientists had now shown a credible link between the use of OP sheep dip and ill-health amongst farmers.
Philip Rees, the independent chair of the Sheep Dip Steering Group which leads the initiative, said the programme had a number of key actions to minimise the environmental risks from sheep-dip chemicals, while meeting the needs of the industry.
The congregation at Westwood Church in Westwood Heath is using a full- sized sheep dip for adult baptisms.
Under government instructions, farmers were forced to use sheep dips containing organo-phosphates between 1976 and 1992.
The first preference of many of those involved is for a total ban on the use of OP sheep dips, but fall-back positions include an immediate moratorium pending the outcome of a full public enquiry and, at the very least, much stricter regulation.
FARMERS across Northumberland and County Durham have been warned that they could face a fine of up to pounds 50,000 if they dispose of their sheep dip illegally.
Mr Thomas had admitted a charge under Section 85 (1) of the Water Resources Act 1991 after diazinon-based sheep dip entered a stream at Hen Borth, Anglesey, near his farm.
The largest single category, accounting for 28,000 tonnes, is sheep dip containing harmful organosphosphates.
Until now, one has only been needed for organophosphorus sheep dips but Food Safety minister Jeff Rooker announced the scheme would be extended to cover all sheep dips from January 1, 1999.
The report from the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Psychiatrists about chronic symptoms suffered by farmers exposed to organophosphate sheep dip will fuel a long-running debate over the dangers posed by these chemicals.
This joint industry initiative aims to raise awareness of sheep dip pollution and develop a best practice working guide to reduce water pollution.
But the FUW's senior policy officer Rhian Nowell-Phillips said ministers had 'jumped the gun' in instituting an effective ban while the VMD and the Environment Agency were still consulting the industry about sheep dips.