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Cover for Bos taurus (cattle)

Feral cattle can be distinguished from domestic stock only by their location and lack of ear marks or tags. Their size and conformation vary greatly...

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Cover for Stomoxys calcitrans

Stable flies, both males and females, are obligate blood-feeding flies of livestock grouped under the genus Stomoxys. They are believed to have...

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There exist over 200 distinct breeds of sheep Ovis aries. The breeds differ in their physical characteristics. Female sheep tend to be smaller than...

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Cover for Sus scrofa (pigs)

Datasheet Type(s): Livestock Species

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Cover for Musca autumnalis

Datasheet Type(s): Veterinary Arthropod, Vector of Animal Disease

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Males weigh between 45 and 55 kilos and females weigh between 25 and 35 kilos. Colouration is highly variable from mostly black, to various shades...

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Cover for Sarcoptes scabiei

Datasheet Type(s): Veterinary Arthropod, Vector of Animal Disease

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Fannia canicularis has a specific preference for animal excreta and rotting vegetable matter. It is more slender and smaller than Musca domestica and...

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Datasheet Type(s): Veterinary Arthropod, Vector of Animal Disease

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Cover for Cervus elaphus (red deer)

The association of man with deer is long and close. Reindeer thriving at the end of the last glaciation were probably followed, perhaps herded, and...