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sheep dip

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sheep-dip

(shēp′dĭp′)
n.
Any of various liquid preparations containing pesticides into which sheep are dipped to control external parasites.
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Earlier, the court heard evidence in the case suggested the chemical inside the bottle was sheep-dip, but this could not be proven because hospital staff had lost or disposed of it.
The source of the pollution was traced to two streams close to Gwern Y Ffridd Farm, where cypermethrin was found in the drain connecting the sheep-dip to the old soakaway.
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.
Sheep-dip products, especially those containing the chemical cypermethrin, can have a damaging impact on the environment.
With the sheep dipping season about to start, the Assembly has launched a poster campaign spelling out the dangers, although there are no current reports of sheep-dip misuse by farmers.
However salmon levels have fallen drastically thanks to a mixture of sheep-dip poisoning, acid rain and habitat destruction, claims the Wye Foundation, a group dedicated to improving the river's fortunes.
In 1982 government made compulsory the use of organophosphate warble fly dressing on cattle, and OP sheep-dips. This OP warble fly dressing was the chief cause of a new epidemic in cattle, mad cow disease, or BSE.