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Related to sheep keds: Melophagus Ovinus

ked

 (kĕd)
n.
Any of various blood-feeding often wingless flies of the family Hippoboscidae that are parasitic on sheep, deer, and other animals.

[Origin unknown.]
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ked

(kɛd)
n
(Animals) See sheep ked
[C16: of unknown origin]
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She also said there were lots of sheep keds in the wool and mite infestation.
melophagi and sheep keds may be a vector for their transmission among sheep.
Sheep keds are wingless and live amongst the fleece.
Sheep keds Anemia, weight loss, damage to sheepskin
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