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The Southwood Working Party

Patrick van Zwanenberg and Erik Millstone

in BSE: risk, science and governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198525813
eISBN:
9780191723902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525813.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines the establishment, remit, and operation of the Southwood Working Party (SWP). It maps the evolving construction of its judgements and advice, highlighting the roles of MAFF and ... More


Cow to Calf

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter discusses the social relationships of calves, especially their relationship with their mother. The name of ruminants comes from the practice of bringing up fist-sized wads (boluses) of ... More


Digestion: Grass to Gas and Chips

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A grassland's plants combine the energy from the sun with water and nutrients from the soil to grow and reproduce. These plants produce the stuff of life and growth for grass eaters. There are ... More


Pecora Incertae Sedis

Susanne M. Cote

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0037
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Ruminantia is commonly divided into two infraorders: the Tragulina and the Pecora. Pecoran monophyly is well accepted with five modern families: the Giraffidae, Bovidae, Moschidae (musk deer in ... More


Cervidae

Alan W. Gentry

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0040
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cervidae are pecoran ruminants in which most species have branched deciduous antlers inserted on the frontals. They are usually found in mesic and/or somewhat wooded habitats, and their teeth tend to ... More


The Antecedents

Graham Mitchell

in How Giraffes Work

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780197571194
eISBN:
9780197571224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197571194.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Giraffes are ruminant artiodactyls and their evolutionary origin can be traced back to the origin of the first artiodactyls about 55 million years ago. Their link to the first artiodactyls depended ... More


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