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The Droughtmaster was the first taurine-zebu breed to be established in Australia (Porter et al., 2016). It was developed by a group of progressive...


The Gloucester (also known as Gloucestershire or Old Gloucester) is an ancient breed native to the county of Gloucestershire in south-west England....


Chuzan virus is teratogenic and causes congenital abnormalities of calves characterised by hydranencephaly and cerebellar hypoplasia (Yanase et al.,...


Chuzan virus (CHUV) causes bovine congenital disease and is prevalent in Asia (Yang et al., 2016). It was isolated from cattle and Culicoides...


The Oxford Sandy and Black is one of the oldest British pig breeds. It is thought that the breed may have become extinct in the late 1960s, and a...


The breed originates from Powys in mid-Wales. It derives its name from the village of Kerry, near Newtown. Sheep of this type were described at the...


The Boreray is a primitive breed of sheep in the Northern Shorttailed group. The breed evolved on the St Kilda Islands 80 km west of the Outer...


The Hebridean was derived from primitive sheep of Scotland by selection in the 19th century of animals with distinct characteristics on the island of...


The Leicester Longwool is a rare UK native breed of sheep (Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association, 2020).Leicester Longwools can trace their...


The Cotswold is a longwool sheep breed developed on the Cotswold Hills in the west of England. It is thought that the Cotswold breed may descend in...

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