natural and induced ovulation rate in prolific and non-prolific breeds of sheep in ireland, morocco and new zealand.ovulation rate, in mixed-age groups of prolific and non-prolific ewe breed types, after administration of a range of doses of pmsg (0, 375, 750 and 1500 i.u.) during the follicular phase of the oestrous cycle, were compared in ireland, morocco and new zealand. the ewes in ireland and morocco were from the finnish landrace and galway, and d'man and timhadite breeds, respectively. in new zealand booroola merino x romney ewes which had been previously identified as heterozygous carriers (f+) of the ...19873430455
prion protein gene polymorphisms in pedigree sheep in ireland.the development of clinical signs of scrapie in sheep has been linked to polymorphisms in the prion protein (prp) gene. the most important polymorphisms appear to be at codons 136, 154 and 171. the objective of this study was to investigate polymorphisms at these codons in five native (belclare, galway, wicklow cheviot, donegal blackface mountain and mayo blackface mountain) and five imported (texel, bleu du maine, rouge de l'ouest, vendéen and charollais) sheep breeds in ireland. a total of 13 ...200111170852
the spatial distribution of borrelia burgdorferi-infected ixodes ricinus in the connemara region of county galway, ireland.studies were carried out in the connemara area of county galway in the west of ireland in order to determine the abundance and distribution of the tick, ixodes ricinus and the prevalence of its infection with borrelia burgdorferi. the tick was very abundant locally, in particular when associated with cattle, sheep and enclosed red deer. large numbers of ticks not only occurred on the pastures, but also on adjacent roadside verges. no infections with b. burgdorferi could be demonstrated when nymp ...19957634971
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