Chapter 34. Sheep and Goats

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Colin L. Gilbert1 and
  2. Keith M. Kendrick2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch34

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Gilbert, C. L. and Kendrick, K. M. (2010) Sheep and Goats, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch34

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Babraham Institute, Babraham Hall, Cambridge CB22 3AT, UK

  2. 2

    Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, The Babraham Institute, Babraham, Cambridge CB22 3AT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • sheep and goats - domesticated by man, used for meat, milk and wool;
  • standard biological data for sheep and goats;
  • studies into seasonal control of reproductive activity, parturition, neonatal care and reproduction;
  • well fleeced sheep - tolerant of low temperatures;
  • open-plan barn accommodating sheep during winter;
  • keeping stock healthy - more difficult to achieve in open flocks than closed;
  • veterinary advice - sought in advance of acquiring new animals;
  • Sheep and goats - seasonally polyoestrous, with shortening day length, oestrous cyclical activity;
  • lambs and kids reared naturally - weaning themselves at 3 weeks of age;
  • shearing and fleece care

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Source of animals

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Management and breeding

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • Acknowledgement

  • References