domestic sheep


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Noun1.domestic sheep - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skindomestic sheep - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
sheep - woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
Cotswold - sheep with long wool originating in the Cotswold Hills
Hampshire down, Hampshire - British breed of hornless dark-faced domestic sheep
Lincoln - long-wooled mutton sheep originally from Lincolnshire
Exmoor - horned sheep of Devon; valued for mutton
Cheviot - hardy hornless sheep of the Cheviot Hills noted for its short thick wool
caracul, karakul, broadtail - hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
longwool - a domestic long-wool sheep
merino, merino sheep - white sheep originating in Spain and producing a heavy fleece of exceptional quality
Rambouillet - hardy sheep developed from the merino producing both good mutton and fine wool
mouton, mutton - meat from a mature domestic sheep
lamb - the flesh of a young domestic sheep eaten as food
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A novel astrovirus associated with encephalitis and ganglionitis in domestic sheep.
Mitochondrial DNA and Y-chromosomal diversity in ancient populations of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) in Finland: comparison with contemporary sheep breeds.
Animals with diets that contain toxic plants include rabbits, pikas, marmots, possums, deer, moose, elk, bighorn and domestic sheep, horses, and even cows.
Because aoudad carry--but are impervious to--diseases born by domestic sheep, they tend to infect desert sheep with sicknesses that can wipe out an entire population of the health-sensitive animals, and because aoudad are naturally more aggressive than desert bighorns, they will drive them away from shared water sources.
The nasal bot fly, Oestrus ovis are well-known parasites in nasal cavities and frontal sinuses, sometimes also in maxillary sinuses of domestic sheep, goats and some wild ruminants worldwide causing the clinical picture known as oestrosis or nasal myiasis (Soulsby, 1992; Sharma et al.
Blood samples (approximately 10 cc) were drawn from the jugular veins of 40 unrelated domestic sheep into K3 ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid vacuum tubes by licensed veterinarian experts.
KLAMATH FALLS - Wildlife officials shot and killed a 7-year-old bighorn ram because it got too close to domestic sheep.
But exploitation during westward expansion, as well as the installment of domestic sheep, which can host pathogens fatal to wild sheep, drastically reduced these numbers.
Prices of domestic sheep vary between SR1,000 and SR1,700, depending on the size and type," he said.
For example, during a 1980 study in San Bernardino County, California, 164 desert tortoise burrows were assessed for vulnerability to trampling by domestic sheep (Ovis aries).
Conduct workshops at several selected project sites to promote the expanded use of yaks as a climate-smart alternative to domestic sheep and goats
According to records at the Ministry of Agriculture, there were only two registered cases of human screw worm infections in 2014 resulting from domestic sheep, which were found in Hodeida governorate.