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Viral life cycle of malignant catarrhal fever explained

The mysterious life cycle of a sheep virus that causes malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) has been discovered by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university collaborators—the first step in developing ...

Apr 05, 2010
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Research Yields Sheep Breeding Improvements

(PhysOrg.com) -- Artificial insemination (AI) techniques that work well with cattle and swine can be difficult or costly to perform in sheep, but help’s on the way, thanks to Agricultural Research Service ...

Oct 20, 2009
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Ultrasound Used for Better Breeding in Sheep

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ultrasound technology routinely used to accurately predict characteristics that indicate carcass yield and value in cattle and swine can also be used in live sheep, Agricultural Research Service ...

Oct 06, 2009
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Sheep that shed light on personality differences

The team led by Denis Reale, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at UQAM and Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Ecology, recently completed a study showing the link between personality, survival and reproductive ...

Sep 15, 2009
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US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

A 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States' border with Mexico could significantly alter the movement and "connectivity" of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat ...

Jul 07, 2009
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