Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.Sheep Diseases: Diseases of domestic and mountain sheep of the genus Ovis.Sheep, Domestic: A species of sheep, Ovis aries, descended from Near Eastern wild forms, especially mouflon.Sheep, Bighorn: A species of sheep, Ovis canadensis, characterized by massive brown horns. There are at least four subspecies and they are all endangered or threatened.Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus: A BETARETROVIRUS that causes pulmonary adenomatosis in sheep (PULMONARY ADENOMATOSIS, OVINE).Goats: Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned RUMINANTS of the genus Capra, in the family Bovidae, closely related to the SHEEP.Scrapie: A fatal disease of the nervous system in sheep and goats, characterized by pruritus, debility, and locomotor incoordination. It is caused by proteinaceous infectious particles called PRIONS.Goat Diseases: Diseases of the domestic or wild goat of the genus Capra.Pulmonary Adenomatosis, Ovine: A contagious, neoplastic, pulmonary disease of sheep characterized by hyperplasia and hypertrophy of pneumocytes and epithelial cells of the lung. It is caused by JAAGSIEKTE SHEEP RETROVIRUS.Wool: The hair of SHEEP or other animals that is used for weaving.Fetus: The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Rumen: The first stomach of ruminants. It lies on the left side of the body, occupying the whole of the left side of the abdomen and even stretching across the median plane of the body to the right side. It is capacious, divided into an upper and a lower sac, each of which has a blind sac at its posterior extremity. The rumen is lined by mucous membrane containing no digestive glands, but mucus-secreting glands are present in large numbers. Coarse, partially chewed food is stored and churned in the rumen until the animal finds circumstances convenient for rumination. When this occurs, little balls of food are regurgitated through the esophagus into the mouth, and are subjected to a second more thorough mastication, swallowed, and passed on into other parts of the compound stomach. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Lymph: The interstitial fluid that is in the LYMPHATIC SYSTEM.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Cattle: Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.Plant Poisoning: Poisoning by the ingestion of plants or its leaves, berries, roots or stalks. The manifestations in both humans and animals vary in severity from mild to life threatening. In animals, especially domestic animals, it is usually the result of ingesting moldy or fermented forage.Omasum: The third stomach of ruminants, situated on the right side of the abdomen at a higher level than the fourth stomach and between this latter and the second stomach, with both of which it communicates. From its inner surface project large numbers of leaves or folia, each of which possesses roughened surfaces. In the center of each folium is a band of muscle fibers which produces a rasping movement of the leaf when it contracts. One leaf rubs against those on either side of it, and large particles of food material are ground down between the rough surfaces, preparatory to further digestion in the succeeding parts of the alimentary canal. (Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Erythrocytes: Red blood cells. Mature erythrocytes are non-nucleated, biconcave disks containing HEMOGLOBIN whose function is to transport OXYGEN.Stomach, RuminantFoot Rot: A disease of the horny parts and of the adjacent soft structures of the feet of cattle, swine, and sheep. It is usually caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes or Bacteroides nodosus (see DICHELOBACTER NODOSUS). It is also known as interdigital necrobacillosis. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 18th ed)PrPSc Proteins: Abnormal isoform of prion proteins (PRIONS) resulting from a posttranslational modification of the cellular prion protein (PRPC PROTEINS). PrPSc are disease-specific proteins seen in certain human and animal neurodegenerative diseases (PRION DISEASES).Prions: Small proteinaceous infectious particles which resist inactivation by procedures that modify NUCLEIC ACIDS and contain an abnormal isoform of a cellular protein which is a major and necessary component. The abnormal (scrapie) isoform is PrPSc (PRPSC PROTEINS) and the cellular isoform PrPC (PRPC PROTEINS). The primary amino acid sequence of the two isoforms is identical. Human diseases caused by prions include CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB SYNDROME; GERSTMANN-STRAUSSLER SYNDROME; and INSOMNIA, FATAL FAMILIAL.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Paramphistomatidae: A family of flukes of the class Trematoda found in the intestinal tract and liver of animals and man. Some of the genera are Homalagaster, Gastrodiscus, Paramphistomum, Watsonius, Nilocotyle, Gigantocotyle, Gastrothylax, Macropotrema, Ceylonocotyle, Zygocotyle, Cotylophoron, and Calicophoron.Breeding: The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.Fever of Unknown Origin: Fever in which the etiology cannot be ascertained.AlbaniaCattle Diseases: Diseases of domestic cattle of the genus Bos. It includes diseases of cows, yaks, and zebus.GreenlandUnited Nations: An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.Copyright: It is a form of protection provided by law. In the United States this protection is granted to authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. (from Circular of the United States Copyright Office, 6/30/2008)BooksAgriculture: The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.ItalyFood: Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.Computer Security: Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.Confidentiality: The privacy of information and its protection against unauthorized disclosure.Privacy: The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)Licensure: The legal authority or formal permission from authorities to carry on certain activities which by law or regulation require such permission. It may be applied to licensure of institutions as well as individuals.LondonClimate Change: Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.Climate: The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Eagles: Large members of the FALCONIFORMES order of birds, family Accipitridae, most especially the genera Aquila, Haliaeetus, Harpia, and Circaetus. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe.Euphorbia: A large plant genus of the family EUPHORBIACEAE, order Euphorbiales, subclass Rosidae. They have a milky sap and a female flower consisting of a single pistil, surrounded by numerous male flowers of one stamen each. Euphorbia hirta is rarely called milkweed but that name is normally used for ASCLEPIAS.Phleomycins: Water-soluble, copper-containing low molecular weight polypeptides obtained from the culture medium of Streptomyces verticillus. They are specific inhibitors of DNA synthesis in bacteria and have been found to act as antitumor agents. They have also been used against rust fungi of plants.Moon: The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.Compulsive Behavior: The behavior of performing an act persistently and repetitively without it leading to reward or pleasure. The act is usually a small, circumscribed behavior, almost ritualistic, yet not pathologically disturbing. Examples of compulsive behavior include twirling of hair, checking something constantly, not wanting pennies in change, straightening tilted pictures, etc.Bleomycin: A complex of related glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus consisting of bleomycin A2 and B2. It inhibits DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic, especially for solid tumors.Water: A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)WyomingSchools, Veterinary: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of veterinary medicine.IowaSouth Africa: A republic in southern Africa, the southernmost part of Africa. It has three capitals: Pretoria (administrative), Cape Town (legislative), and Bloemfontein (judicial). Officially the Republic of South Africa since 1960, it was called the Union of South Africa 1910-1960.Altitude Sickness: Multiple symptoms associated with reduced oxygen at high ALTITUDE.

The structlre of pili (fimbriae) of Moraxella bovis. (1/15563)

Cells from rough and smooth colonies of Moraxella bovis were examined by electron microscopy utilizing both shadowing and thin sectioning techniques. Pili were found on the surfaces of cells from rough but not smooth colonies. Pili had a peritrichoud distribution and appeared as delicate (6.5-8.5 nm in diameter), elongated unbranched filaments. When bacteria were sectioned pili did not contain central pores and appeared to originate from opacities on the surface of the cell wall.  (+info)

Studies on the response of ewes to live chlamydiae adapted to chicken embryos or tissue culture. (2/15563)

Ewes infected before gestation with chicken embryo or tissue culture adapted chlamydial strain B-577 were challenge inoculated with the homologous strain at four to 18 weeks of gestation. The ewes responsed with group specific complement fixing antibody titers of 1:8 to 1:256 by the second week after initial infection. A secondary antibody response in the surviving challenge inoculated ewes occurred at the time of lambing and reached titers of 1:32 to 1:256 by the second week after parturition. Group specific complement fixing antibodies did not appear to play a significant role in resistance to chlamydial infection. Ewes infected with the chicken embryo adapted strain B-577 excreted chlamydiae in their feces 60 days after inoculation. However, chlamydiae were not recovered from feces of ewes infected with the tissue culture adapted strain B-577. Placentas of ewes challenge inoculated by the intravenous route were consistently infected. Chlamydiae were recovered from placentas, some fetuses and lambs. In two instances when challenge inoculation was given by the intramuscular route, infection was detected only by the direct fluorescent antibody method.  (+info)

Effect of trauma on plasma glucagon and insulin concentrations in sheep. (3/15563)

Portal plasma glucagon and insulin concentrations were measured before and after acute trauma (liver biosy). The trauma was sufficient to increase glucagon concentrations and depress insulin concentrations. These changes were associated with a marked hyperglycemia. Infusion of glucagon was insufficient to prevent stress inhibition of insulin secretion. The stimulation of glucagon secretion and inhibition of insulin secretion were of about one hour duration. These findings indicate that glucagon and insulin in conjunction with the nervous system may play an important role in the development of stress related hyperglycemia.  (+info)

Effects of glucagon and insulin on lipolysis and ketogenesis in sheep. (4/15563)

The hepatic and portal productions of acetoacetate and beta-hydroxybutyrate and lipolysis were studied in normal and insulin-controlled alloxan-diabetic sheep. Since hyperinsulinemia is associated with glucagon administration, the latter group of sheep were used to maintain constant plasma insulin levels. After control values were obtained glucagon was infused intraportally at 90 mug/hr for two hours. The ketone body production by portal drained viscera was not significantly affected by glucagon. In alloxanized sheep, glucagon significantly (P less than 0.01) increased net hepatic production of acetoacetate (from -0.54 +/- 0.08 to 0.46 +/- 0.07 g/hr). Lipolysis also increased. However, in the normal sheep, hyperinsulinemia prevented any stimulatory effect of glucagon on hepatic ketogenesis and lipolysis. Therefore, while glucagon appears capable of stimulating ketogenesis andlipolysis, these effects are readily suppressed by insulin.  (+info)

Values of three coagulation screening tests of precolostral calves. (5/15563)

Prothrombin times, partial thromboplastin times and platelet counts were performed to determine normal values and to screen for coagulation defects of precolostral calves. The precolostral calves were in two groups: one group of a few calves was tested two years before the second larger group. The results for both groups were similar. The tests were performed on postcolostral calves and on mature cows to compare their values with those of precolostral calves. The mean values of prothrombin times and partial thromboplastin times of precolostral calves in the first group were 18.8 seconds and 54.8 seconds respectively. The mean values of prothrombin times and partial thromboplastin times of precolostral calves in the second group were 18.8 seconds and 50.8 seconds respectively. The mean platelet count was 422,400/cmm for the first group and 482,800/cmm for the second group.  (+info)

Twelfth rib resection as an approach for portal vein cannulation in sheep. (6/15563)

A surgical technique involving resection of the twelfth rib was used to insert silastic cannulas into the portal veins of three sheep to study amino acid metabolism. Good exposure to the vein was achieved by this method although it required positive ventilation due to the penetration of the thoracic cavity. All cannulas were buried subcutaneously and exteriorized near the dorsal midline. This facilitated continuous infusion into the portal cannula without disturbing cannula placement.  (+info)

Predicting insecticide resistance: mutagenesis, selection and response. (7/15563)

Strategies to manage resistance to a particular insecticide have usually been devised after resistance has evolved. If it were possible to predict likely resistance mechanisms to novel insecticides before they evolved in the field, it might be feasible to have programmes that manage susceptibility. With this approach in mind, single-gene variants of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, resistant to dieldrin, diazinon and malathion, were selected in the laboratory after mutagenesis of susceptible strains. The genetic and molecular bases of resistance in these variants were identical to those that had previously evolved in natural populations. Given this predictive capacity for known resistances, the approach was extended to anticipate possible mechanisms of resistance to cyromazine, an insecticide to which L. cuprina populations remain susceptible after almost 20 years of exposure. Analysis of the laboratory-generated resistant variants provides an explanation for this observation. The variants show low levels of resistance and a selective advantage over susceptibles for only a limited concentration range. These results are discussed in the context of the choice of insecticides for control purposes and of delivery strategies to minimize the evolution of resistance.  (+info)

Complete nucleotide sequence of the 27-kilobase virulence related locus (vrl) of Dichelobacter nodosus: evidence for extrachromosomal origin. (8/15563)

The vrl locus is preferentially associated with virulent isolates of the ovine footrot pathogen, Dichelobacter nodosus. The complete nucleotide sequence of this 27.1-kb region has now been determined. The data reveal that the locus has a G+C content much higher than the rest of the D. nodosus chromosome and contains 22 open reading frames (ORFs) encoding products including a putative adenine-specific methylase, two potential DEAH ATP-dependent helicases, and two products with sequence similarity to a bacteriophage resistance system. These ORFs are all in the same orientation, and most are either overlapping or separated by only a few nucleotides, suggesting that they comprise an operon and are translationally coupled. Expression vector studies have led to the identification of proteins that correspond to many of these ORFs. These data, in combination with evidence of insertion of vrl into the 3' end of an ssrA gene, are consistent with the hypothesis that the vrl locus was derived from the insertion of a bacteriophage or plasmid into the D. nodosus genome.  (+info)

  • Growvite Sheep is a complementary feeding stuff providing chealated minerals, vitamins and trace elements essential for improved fertility in sheep and improved thrive in lambs and ewes. (univet.ie)
  • Hisardale is a new breed of sheep developed by crossing Bikaneri ewes and Marino rams at Punjab. (byjus.com)
  • He said that a decision on whether the sheep can be allowed to graze with the flock will be taken after the reports on the swab samples are received. (daijiworld.com)
  • This flock-these sheep-don't belong to the pastor. (challies.com)
  • Pedigree registered sheep are recorded in the Society flock book. (jacobsheepsociety.com)
  • Each sheep that is registered has its own unique number which, with the flock number is put on the animal's ear tag. (jacobsheepsociety.com)
  • Sheep can either be registered online through the Grassroots system via the image link below or alternatively you may print out the form below and return it to: JSS (Flock Book & Membership Services), Grassroots System Ltd., PO Box 251, Exeter, EX2 8WX. (jacobsheepsociety.com)
  • Sheep are prone to internal parasites such as barber pole and roundworms, and you should worm your flock regularly with a liquid wormer to prevent infestations and promote proper weight gain. (mom.com)
  • This unit introduces the major themes associated with sheep production in Australia including topics on wool and sheep meat production, sheep health, genetics of sheep breeding, nutritional and environmental constraints to sheep production and management of sheep production. (edu.au)
  • It outlines the factors affecting the production of sheep meat and wool, and considerations the producer needs including nutrition, genetics and environment. (edu.au)
  • The dorper sheep is one of the largest species of meat sheep in the world. (mom.com)
  • Developed in South Africa in the 1930s by crossing dorset-horned and black-headed Persian sheep, the sturdy dorper spread around the globe due to its ease of care and high meat output. (mom.com)
  • Meat sheep are fed a slightly different diet than wool or milk sheep, resulting in larger muscle mass and higher weights on market day. (mom.com)
  • Voting members of the board include four members who are active producers of sheep in the United States, two members who have expertise in finance and management and one member who has expertise in lamb, wool, or lamb product marketing. (morningagclips.com)
  • Univet produce a number of products for sheep including Growvite Sheep , Growvite Multibirth and Growvite Lamb in addition to a number of anthelmintics. (univet.ie)
  • Experiments were conducted to investigate which environmental cues were used by sheep when discriminating against patches of pasture contaminated with faeces. (edu.au)
  • Worm your sheep before turning them out on spring pasture and again after fall grazing is complete. (mom.com)
  • Turn your dorper sheep out on green, growing pasture during the spring, summer and fall. (mom.com)
  • Open a large round bale of hay in the pasture and spread the hay out to encourage the sheep to eat. (mom.com)
  • Madhuswamy said that he is confident that normally coronavirus infection does not spread through the sheep, but this decision was taken as a measure of abundant precaution. (daijiworld.com)
  • The influence of the spatial distribution of contaminated patches and the parasite infection status of sheep on avoidance of contaminated patches and ingestion of parasite larvae was also investigated. (edu.au)
  • In experiment 1, sheep infected with the parasite Ostertagia circumcincta were given the opportunity to graze in uncontaminated or aggregated contaminated patches. (edu.au)
  • Infected sheep discriminated against faeces from parasite-infected animals and faeces from uninfected animals equally. (edu.au)
  • Sheep did not discriminate against patches contaminated with parasite larvae only. (edu.au)
  • Practical sessions include precision sheep management, including AskBill and Lifetime ewe management app, reproduction and sire selection, including Ram select session and app, and use of sheep genetics database, use of web based tools to manage sheep health, such as Paraboss, grazing management, visits to commercial sheep properties and assessment of sheep and Sheep CRC industry workshop. (edu.au)
  • Do We Care for the Sheep or Do We Use the Sheep? (challies.com)
  • The fleece diagram and chart show the different types of sheep and fleeces. (bcsba.org.uk)
  • The Sheep Center was established as part of the 2008 Farm Bill and was awarded funding by AMS to be used for the Sheep Production and Marketing Grant Program as part of the 2014 Farm Bill. (usda.gov)
  • Our sheep are rotated through our grass/clover pastures all year long and are proudly hormone-free, antibiotic free (except in the case of serious illness or injury), and come straight from our farm in Shelby County, Indiana. (creekwindfarm.com)
  • Forty sheep have been confined to one place in Godekere village in Chikkanayakanahalli taluk of the district, and these sheep are now not being released to graze. (daijiworld.com)
  • For 8 months of the year my sheep graze on the mountain between the Glendalough and Glenmalure valleys. (airbnb.fr)
  • District in-charge minister J C Madhuswamy, said here that the throat swab samples of the sheep have been collected and sent to a laboratory at Bhopal for testing. (daijiworld.com)
  • The Sheep Center will review each proposal, recommend funding and submit final recommendations to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for approval. (usda.gov)
  • Univet produce a diverse range of products for cattle, sheep and pigs, including sterile injections, intramammaries, anthelmintics, oral powders and premixes and nutritional supplements. (univet.ie)
  • Grant funding can be used on activities designed to strengthen and enhance the production of marketing of sheep and sheep products in the United States through infrastructure development, business development, production, resource development, and market and environmental research. (usda.gov)
  • Patterns for sheep costumes are available in sizes from infant to extra-large adult, so consider making one for everyone in the family and going to a party as a whole flock of sheep. (ehow.com)
  • Novezzina, Italy - August 20, 2012: Flock of sheep is returning from the pasture, led by their shepherd and his two faithful dogs. (istockphoto.com)
  • Sheep are not often thought of as smart creatures behaving like a flock of sheep is a clich for acting as a mob without thought. (abc.net.au)
  • The Graham Centre Sheep Forum was held on Friday 7 July 2017, at the Convention Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. (edu.au)
  • Something slightly overlooked in the frenzy of speculation about Dolly, the sheep cloned by Scottish scientists last week, are the details of the experiment that resulted in her creation. (slate.com)
  • But the mammary DNA that gave rise to Dolly became dedifferentiated , capable of generating the full range of different cell types that make up a sheep. (slate.com)
  • The egg was put into a surrogate sheep mother and, 21 weeks later, we got Dolly. (slate.com)
  • The creators of Dolly the sheep want to create cloned human embryos. (wired.com)
  • The creators of Dolly the sheep, the world's first mammal cloned from an adult, want to create cloned human embryos for stem-cell research, one of the scientists said Wednesday. (wired.com)
  • Dolly , female Finn Dorset sheep that lived from 1996 to 2003, the first clone of an adult mammal , produced by British developmental biologist Ian Wilmut and colleagues of the Roslin Institute , near Edinburgh , Scotland . (britannica.com)
  • Of 13 recipient ewes, one became pregnant, and 148 days later, which is essentially normal gestation for a sheep, Dolly was born. (britannica.com)
  • Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in 1996 by fusing the nucleus from a mammary-gland cell of a Finn Dorset ewe into an enucleated egg cell taken from a Scottish Blackface ewe. (britannica.com)
  • If an early consensus can be said to have emerged in the reactions to Dolly the cloned sheep, it's that Dolly's existence and the success of the technique that made her are signals of some profound alteration in the human condition. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The St. Croix Sheep were developed as a low input meat breed, and not for wool. (google.com)
  • As the term derives from the days when black sheep were rare in Britain, and therefore they stood out in a flock, it has no connotations other than that the black sheep is (a) different, and (b) not necessarily good for the whole as the black wool adulterated the crop. (usingenglish.com)
  • Stuart Barnes, a New Zealander, is winning over locals by lamenting wool prices while shearing a sheep on a slippery stage. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Me and the girls on a roadtrip to scope out NJ's own Sheep and Wool Festival at the Hunterdon Country Fairgrounds, in Ringoes, NJ. (flickr.com)
  • Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today, and are also occasionally raised for pelts, as dairy animals, or as model organisms for science. (wikipedia.org)
  • Selection for easily dyeable white fleeces began early in sheep domestication, and as white wool is a dominant trait it spread quickly. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Icelandics are tough sheep, not the largest of breeds, but are quick to bash things in their way or that they do not want around them, like the pigs. (freewebs.com)
  • St. Croix Sheep are listed as threatened on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's Conservation Priority List. (google.com)
  • A few primitive breeds of sheep retain some of the characteristics of their wild cousins, such as short tails. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, colored sheep do appear in many modern breeds, and may even appear as a recessive trait in white flocks. (wikipedia.org)
  • The shepherds responsible for the sheep art I featured earlier (i.e. (scienceblogs.com)
  • Black sheep are looked on with dislike by shepherds, and are not so valuable as white ones. (infoplease.com)
  • Imagine shepherds on horseback leading 1,500 sheep down a mountain pass onto the main street of Ketchum, Idaho, on their way to winter grazing grounds. (forbes.com)
  • Unknown to the cyclists, the new path included an easement for the shepherds because it was the sheep migration route. (forbes.com)
  • Listen to Jeremiah again: "My people, saith this prophet, hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray. (economist.com)
  • By turns funny, sad, and profound, Killer of Sheep offers a sympathetic and humane glimpse into inner-city life. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • The animals' tendency to blindly follow the flock has led to sheep becoming enshrined in the English language as a description for unquestioningly doing what others are doing. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Shaun is a sheep who doesn't follow the flock - in fact, he leads them into all sorts of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. (imdb.com)
  • The festival culminates in the Trailing of the Sheep Parade, in which over 1,000 sheep are led down Ketchum's Main Street. (forbes.com)
  • A marvelous hybrid of mythology and mystery, A Wild Sheep Chase is the extraordinary literary thriller that launched Haruki Murakami's international reputation. (penguin.co.uk)
  • Quirky and utterly captivating, A Wild Sheep Chase is Murakami at his astounding best. (penguin.co.uk)
  • 'A Wild Sheep Chase has the conventional hull of a thriller - a quest, a mystery, an extraordinary woman, and plenty of elegant duress - but its fantastic superstructure transforms it into something quite different. (penguin.co.uk)
  • If you consider yourself an intelligent, sensitive common reader but wish to accommodate something a little removed from your experience, and probably your imagination, I dare you to turn your eyes towards Murakami and head off on a wild sheep chase. (penguin.co.uk)
  • More followed, including A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, but it was Norwegian Wood, published in 1987, which turned Murakami from a writer into a phenomenon. (penguin.co.uk)
  • by adding the genes from an adult mammary cell--which has both its mother's and father's genes--the egg cell then had the full amount of DNA found in adult sheep cells. (slate.com)
  • In the first few years of life one can calculate the age of sheep from their front teeth, as a pair of milk teeth is replaced by larger adult teeth each year, the full set of eight adult front teeth being complete at about four years of age. (wikipedia.org)
  • «Sheep» er en låt av det britiske progressiv rock -bandet Pink Floyd , utgitt på albumet Animals i 1977. (wikipedia.org)
  • Here, S is for Sheep and their presence in the evocative, pastoral paintings by Samuel Palmer. (cam.ac.uk)
  • What he doesn't realise is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he has unwittingly captured the attention of a man in black who offers a menacing ultimatum: find the sheep or face dire consequences. (penguin.co.uk)
  • As livestock, sheep are most often associated with pastoral, Arcadian imagery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Make sheep not war! (microsoft.com)
  • If the sweats are an appropriate color, you could make a no-frills sheep costume by cutting apart a large sweat suit, flipping the pieces inside out and reassembling them so that the nappy side of the fabric is on the outside. (ehow.com)
  • In the mid 1800s, the Basque people (originally from Spain and France) came to America to service the camps during the Gold Rush, but found they could make a better living herding sheep for ranchers. (forbes.com)
  • Our own Dale Dougherty, publisher of CRAFT and MAKE had his own four sheep sheared by Duane Spencer. (makezine.com)
  • Researchers in Australia have created a genetically-modified sheep that displays symptoms similar to Huntington's Disease in humans, but it is unclear whether the animals would undergo the same cognitive decline that would make them useful for testing potential treatments. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Once he'd got over the reminder of childhood sheep-related traumas, he laughed and said he'd love to help us make the idea a reality. (mtv.com)
  • Weta helped answer people's first question: 'Cool idea, but how do you make sheep scary? (mtv.com)
  • As for the sheep, Fleming is thinking of new ways he can make money off them and expand the program. (cnn.com)
  • This sheep has actually gone through and this is its third occasion and you can see it actually doesn t make any errors at all and goes straight through without entering any cul-de-sacs. (abc.net.au)
  • It is presently a popular lean meat sheep across Europe , as well as Australia , New Zealand and the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into bloodthirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (imdb.com)
  • Henry (Meister) returns to the family farm in rural New Zealand , hoping to cure his aversion to sheep and get a buyout from older brother Angus (Feeney). (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the modern era, Australia, New Zealand, the southern and central South American nations, and the British Isles are most closely associated with sheep production. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Soay sheep on the island of Hirta in the St Kilda archipelago have become five per cent smaller on average since 1985, despite evolutionary advantages favouring larger sheep. (nature.com)
  • The pot bellied pigs are for sale because their space was needed, but they did not sell, so they are cohabiting with the Icelandic sheep. (freewebs.com)
  • The most exciting event is the sheep parade, led by authentic sheep wagons, followed by dancing groups of all ethnicities, then Scottish highlanders blowing bagpipes (the prelude to the sheep arrival), and finally, hundreds of sheep trotting down Main Street. (forbes.com)
  • Sheep can be trained to recognise human faces from photographic portraits - and can even identify the picture of their handler without prior training - according to new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge. (cam.ac.uk)
  • An artificial intelligence system designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge is able to detect pain levels in sheep, which could aid in early diagnosis and treatment of common, but painful, conditions in animals. (cam.ac.uk)
  • Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that sheep are more intelligent than previously believed. (cam.ac.uk)
  • But professor Jenny Morton, a neuroscientist at University of Cambridge, said sheep had been greatly undervalued for their intelligence. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • For this pattern, the wolf's ears are very similar to a sheep's, so the wolf pattern pieces could be used to create a sheep costume by using fluffy black or white fleece instead of brown, shaggy fur and creating a stubby tail instead of a long wolf's tail. (ehow.com)
  • Sheep farmers try to round up a flock as they walk through a cloud of ash pouring out of the erupting Grimsvoetn volcano in Mulakot on May 22, 2011. (latimes.com)
  • Yet the farmers and local Vermont residents say that the decision by the government to eliminate the sheep in question shows the double standard, applied when public health is at stake and the interests of large corporations are not threatened. (democracynow.org)
  • Linda Faillace, one of the farmers whose sheep are condemned to die because they may have the mad-cow disease. (democracynow.org)
  • Hold on, I'm loosing my footing," he calls as the sheep wriggles on the deck and the audience, made up of tweed-coated farmers and skinny, jodhpur-clad girls, shuffles back. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Dall sheep are also called thinhorn sheep, in contrast to North America's other native sheep species, bighorns, which live even further south (diorama behind you). (amnh.org)
  • Wild sheep are largely variations of brown hues, and variation within species is extremely limited. (wikipedia.org)
  • Previous research at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge has also shown that sheep have the ability to recognise faces and react to different facial expressions. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • It sounds gross, but this amazing looking lamp, Ruminant Bloom, is made by artist Julia Lohmann out of preserved sheep stomachs. (makezine.com)
  • Mad Sheep Disease? (democracynow.org)
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced in mid July that it was going to seize and destroy 376 sheep in Vermont because a test had shown that four sheep on one farm were infected with a form of transmissible mad-cow like disease. (democracynow.org)
  • Last Friday a federal judge granted a week of reprieve to the sheep who may carry this version of mad-cow disease. (democracynow.org)
  • Ponsonby Sheep Research Facility maintains a unique high-health breeding flock used for important research such as reproductive technologies, immune response, disease resistance, animal health and production. (uoguelph.ca)
  • Professor Morton, whose research is published in the journal Public Library of Science One, was studying sheep intelligence in the hope that they may be useful as an animal model of Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that leads to dementia and affects muscle control. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • In the aftermath of the Russian explosion in 1986, almost 10,000 upland sheep farms in Wales, Cumbria, Scotland and Northern Ireland had restrictions put on animal movement. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • I have figured out that if the pigs are fed dog food, the sheep will not touch it so for the next while, that will be their staple, but everytime they come anywhere near the sheep, they head butt them back to their shelter. (freewebs.com)
  • The pot bellies do not like the snow and are not willing to forge a new path to the food and water, so they keep trying to get by the sheep and continually head butted back to their own place. (freewebs.com)
  • It's made from a resculpted pvc sheep with its back drilled down, parts from an Armored Core, Spawn Interlink, Transformers, Halo, Sigam 6, and other action figure weaponry combined there. (angelfire.com)
  • Back outside I find myself surrounded by yet more sheep at the livestock-judging arena, where nervous-looking rams are having their hair lovingly combed into clouds of white curls by their suddenly attentive owners. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Check back next week for the next installment of the 'Black Sheep' Diaries! (mtv.com)
  • Unfortunately, writes Napolitano, 'the majority of Americans are sheep' who 'stay in the herd and follow their shepherd without questioning where he is leading them. (lewrockwell.com)
  • A group of sheep is called a flock, herd or mob. (wikipedia.org)
  • Professor Morton said: "The sheep learned that colour was irrelevant and that shape was what mattered. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Black Sheep is an infotainment channel which aims to engage an audience of all categories. (youtube.com)
  • Black Sheep wil be an upgraded version of Smile Mixture, this time aiming for more fun and entertainment. (youtube.com)
  • At one end of the black box you put in a simple cell, the fertilized egg, and out of the other you get a sheep, an earthworm, a human--a mature animal of staggering structural complexity. (slate.com)
  • Black Sheep Fest 2008 was the first Black Sheep Fest. (flickr.com)
  • It was also the only Black Sheep Fest to happen on more than one day. (flickr.com)
  • I wondered if there was a concise alternative idiom for 'black sheep' which sadly seems to be inappropriate in this politically correct time. (usingenglish.com)
  • What's wrong with black sheep? (usingenglish.com)
  • When CWA Artist Cadmus hung his picture depicting sailors on shore leave having a high old time necking and guzzling on Riverside Drive, Admiral Hugh Rodman denounced the picture furiously, suggesting that sailors were refined, fellows, if, perhaps the thought, that is the case, this story could happen) Tells what happened to the 'refined fellows' and to 'Fats' the black sheep. (newyorker.com)
  • Black Sheep Restaurants co-founders Syed Asim Hussain and Christopher Mark share a zest for travel and discovering dining subcultures from all corners of the globe. (cathaypacific.com)
  • Whether it's at New Punjab Club - the world's first Punjabi restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star - or BELON, the neo-Parisian bistro, Black Sheep Restaurants focuses on storytelling through food by creating immersive experiences inspired by travel adventures. (cathaypacific.com)
  • Helps you discover Black Sheep Coffee locations and find your nearest Black Sheep Coffee coffee house wherever you may be in town. (apple.com)
  • Simplifies paying for your coffee and other goods at Black Sheep Coffee. (apple.com)
  • Digital Loyalty - the same as your Black Sheep Coffee stamp card, just digital - plus now you can help us support charity by donating your cards when the mood strikes. (apple.com)
  • Features - useful news and access to other Black Sheep Coffee happenings. (apple.com)
  • Thank you for using the Black Sheep Coffee App! (apple.com)
  • Thanks for using the Black Sheep Coffee App, we hope you enjoy it! (apple.com)
  • The Black Sheep Agency is a cause-driven brand strategy/design agency focused on accelerating impact and changing social behaviors. (inc.com)
  • Black Sheep culture has been at the heart of it all from day one. (inc.com)
  • People work at Black Sheep because the cause-based work means something. (inc.com)
  • Writer/director Jonathan King's new horror-comedy "Black Sheep" ( read Kurt Loder's review here ) has been generating buzz with its "Shaun of the Dead" take on animal mutation. (mtv.com)
  • Showing albums featuring Black Sheep. (last.fm)
  • The princess went on to wear the design several times, Rowing Blazers said in a release, leading the press to speculate as to whether Diana herself felt like a "black sheep" among the Royal family. (cnn.com)
  • While predators like wolves and bears do threaten, few enemies can pursue these nimble sheep up the very steepest cliffs. (amnh.org)
  • Sheep actually have a very strong flocking instinct because that s developed for them to survive in the wild and protect them from predators. (abc.net.au)
  • Anyone who's ever seen sheep up close knows that it's no big leap: they have sharp hooves, lizardy eyes and hard bony brows. (mtv.com)
  • When she swapped the food into a different coloured bucket the sheep then adapted in the same amount of time as monkeys and rodents typically do. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A mutation in the 3' UTR of the myostatin gene in Texel sheep creates target sites for the microRNAs miR-1 and miR-206. (wikipedia.org)
  • We put a piece of, say, sheep DNA into a bacterial cell, which reproduces itself asexually--doubling its genetic material and splitting--and each time, it replicates our sheep gene. (slate.com)
  • This is not a movie -- it's a twice-yearly event which has been turned into a 5-day Trailing of the Sheep Festival , considered one of the Top Ten Fall Festivals in the World. (forbes.com)
  • High quality Sheep inspired Wall Art by independent artists and designers from around the world.All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. (redbubble.com)
  • Sheep husbandry is practised throughout the majority of the inhabited world, and has been fundamental to many civilizations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Perhaps because sheep have been assumed to be dumb, no one had previously thought to find out just how smart sheep are and if their intelligence can be used to improve their care and productivity. (abc.net.au)
  • Young Into Film reporter Jess goes behind-the-scenes at Aardman Animations to find out how Shaun the Sheep Movie was made. (imdb.com)
  • Being a key animal in the history of farming, sheep have a deeply entrenched place in human culture, and find representation in much modern language and symbology. (wikipedia.org)
  • UK researchers have shown for the first time that instead of fleeing randomly when faced with danger, sheep head straight for the centre of the flock. (cam.ac.uk)