Sheep Term (F)


Fat-soluble vitamins - vitamins that dissolve in liquid fat or fatty oils, in addition to water. They include Vitamin A, D, E and K. They are manufactured in the rumen. 脂溶性维生素

Fatten - feed for slaughter. Make fleshy or plump. 育肥

Fecal egg count (FEC) - number of worm eggs in a gram of feces. Also called EPG (eggs per gram). 每克粪便的虫卵数

Feedlot - an area where lambs are confined and fed carefully mixed, high-concentrate feed to fatten them. 育肥场

Fertilizer - any one of a large number of natural and synthetic materials, including manure and nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium compounds, spread or worked into the soil to increase its fertility. 化肥

Fleece - the wool from a single sheep in the shorn grease state. 羊毛

Fodder - crops grown for animal feed. 动物饲料

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) - hormone produced by the pituitary gland which stimulates the production of follicles by the ovary. 促卵泡激素

Foot bath - chemical and water mixture that sheep stand in, used for the prevention and/or treatment of foot rot and foot scald. 足浴

Footrot - contagious disease of sheep caused by specific bacteria腐蹄病

Forage - grasses, small shrubs and other plant material that can be used as feed for livestock. Edible parts of plants. 饲料

Forb - broadleafed herbaceous plant (e.g., dandelion). 非禾本草本植物

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