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Hawaiian Pilot Pleads Guilty To Transporting Deer, Sheep Between Islands
2012-08-22 09:04:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An alleged scheme to transport wildlife between the Hawaiian Islands has been broken up and a pilot accused of loading deer onto helicopters and flying them from one island to another has pled guilty in the case, reports Huffington Post. Thomas Leroy Hauptman, a helicopter pilot from Maui had been accused of transporting axis deer and mouflon sheep, animals that cannot swim, from their native habitats to the Big Island where sport...

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2012-08-07 09:43:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Swiss biologists, including wolf expert Dr. Jean-Marc Landry from the Swiss Carnivore Research Group, are testing a new way to protect remote herds of sheep from wolves: text messaging. The wolf-warning device is a collar that will text the shepherd if the sheep's heart rate rises and stays high for a increased period of time. This signals that the sheep is in distress and needs help. The collar is seen as a replacement for expensive...

2012-08-05 23:03:39

Pro Auction is to auction off contents of the Scottish Borders Abattoir plant, being the major abattoir in the region it is no longer to be used for slaughtering cattle and sheep and the processing equipment will go under the hammer. Edinburgh, Scotland (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Pro Auction is pleased to announce a live auction sale to be held at Scottish Borders Abattoir Limited. Winston Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire TD1 2DA on the 12th September 2012 commencing at 10.30am. The EEC approved...

Sheep Prove That Selfish Herding Theory Is True
2012-07-24 09:46:39

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Many animals spend time together in herds for protection and not because they 'like' each other, according to a new study, which provides the first hard evidence that the "selfish herd theory" is true. To prove this theory, researchers strapped GPS-enabled backpacks to flocking sheep and a herding dog. "We were able to track the movements of the sheep and the dog that pursued them on a second-by-second...

Which Pig Has The Best Legs?
2012-06-28 12:29:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The search is now on for the pig with the best legs as part of a new research project to progress the health and welfare of pigs on farms across the UK. The study, being led by Newcastle University, was set up to see if we can forecast from an early age whether a pig is at risk of becoming lame, simply by reviewing the way it walks. Using video motion capture — a technique similar to that used in animation for popular...

Hey America, Is Your Head Big Or Is It Just Me?
2012-05-30 13:45:31

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Americans are known to be a large, boisterous, get-your-own kind of people. Look at our heritage: Our ancestors didn´t like to be pushed around and told how to live, so they just left to start their own country. We wanted to spread across the nation, so we headed off to the West on our own. We´re a proud nation built on a do-it-yourself mentality. As such, is it so hard to believe that we have a big head when it comes to our achievements?...

2012-05-30 11:14:08

Scientists at Neiker-Tecnalia, the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, have evaluated the effect of treatment with antibiotics and vaccination in controlling Q fever in sheep flocks. This disease mainly causes abortions, although it can also lead to premature births, low weight and weakness in newborn lambs. The control of this disease is of great importance in animal production, as it spreads easily among the animals and causes significant economic losses, and mainly...


Latest Domestic sheep Reference Libraries

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis Canadensis
2012-05-10 12:18:52

The bighorn sheep (Ovis Canadensis) can be found in North America. There are three currently accepted subspecies of this sheep. The range of the bighorn sheep depends on these subspecies. The Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep dwell in the cool mountainous areas of the United States and Canada, while the Desert bighorn sheep are native to the hotter desert areas of the southwestern United States. Bighorn sheep prefer habitats located in rocky, grassy slopes, and alpine meadows....

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2007-07-16 14:25:09

The Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries, is the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis). It is a woolly ruminant quadruped which most likely descends from the wild mouflon of South Asia. Sheep breeders refer to female sheep as ewes, intact males as rams, and castrated males as wethers. Yearlings are called hoggets and young sheep are called lambs. Domestic Sheep are now found all over the world, but they are declining in numbers in the U.S. because it is becoming economically unviable to raise...

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