Sheep Term (A)


Abattoir -a facility where farm animals are harvested and processed into meat products. 屠宰场

Abomasum - the fourth compartment of the stomach of a ruminant; the one where digestion takes place. 皱胃

Abortion - premature loss of a pregnancy. 流产

Accelerated lambing - when a ewe lambs more often than once a year. 加速产羔

ADF - acid detergent fiber酸性洗涤纤维

Afterbirth - the placenta and fetal membranes that are expelled from the uterus after the lambs are born. 胞衣

Amino acid - one of the building blocks of protein. 氨基酸

Anemia - a lower than normal number of red blood cells. 贫血

Annual (plant) - a plant that usually germinates, flowers and dies in one year. 一年生

Anthelmintic - a medicine which kills certain types of intestinal worms. 驱虫药

Antibiotic - a drug that kills bacteria and other germs.抗生素

Antibodies - proteins produced by the immune system to fight specific bacteria, viruses, or other antigens.抗体

Anti-toxin - an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin. 抗毒素

Artificial Insemination (AI) - process whereby semen is placed within a female's uterus by artificial means i.e. other than sexual intercourse.人工受精

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