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Beriain, M.J., Horcada, A., Purroy, A., Lizaso, G., Chasco, J. & Mendizabal, J.A. (2000): Characteristics of Lacha and Rasa Aragonesa lambs slaughtered at three live weights. J. Anim. Sci. , 78

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Colombo, M.(1982): Stomaphis mordvilkoi Hille Ris Lambers (Aphidoidae Lachnidae), Aphide orientale risconrato su noce mell'Italia del nord. [ Stomaphis mordvilkoi Hille Ris Lambers (Aphidoidae Lachnidae), an oriental Aphid found on walnut in northern

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. Reid, R. L., Jung, G. A., Stout, W. L. and Ranney, T. J. (1987): Effect of varying zinc concentrations on quality of alfalfa for lambs. J. Anim. Sci. 64, 1735--1742. Effect of varying zinc concentrations on quality of alfalfa

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investigated how BDNF expression in the sheep mammary gland changes with aging in parallel with PACAP levels. In the present study our aims were to determine the alterations of PACAP in comparison with the related peptide VIP 1) in the plasma of lambs in a time

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.A. & Santos-Silva, J.S. (2005): Effect of lipid supplementation on growth performance, carcass and meat quality and fatty acid composition of intramuscular lipids of lambs fed dehydrated lucerne or concentrate. Livestock Prod. Sci. , 96 , 185

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The purpose of the present study was to investigate the feasibility of improving the synchronisation of lambing after oestrus synchronisation and artificial insemination (AI). To this end, low doses of dexamethasone 21-isonicotinate (DEX) alone or in combination with prostaglandin F 2a (PG) were used in five treated groups (n = 20 each) and one control group (n = 136) of Chios ewes. On day 143 of pregnancy 1.5 mg DEX was given in Group 5, while on day 146 the following treatments were applied: 0.0375 mg PG in Groups 4 and 5, and 1, 1.5 and 2 mg of DEX in ewes of Groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively. The control ewes received no treatment. The 1.5 and 2 mg dose of DEX was more effective in synchronising labour as regards the treatment to lambing interval and the proportion of ewes that gave birth within 3 days. However, obstetrical manipulations were needed, and dead lambs were born when 2 mg DEX was used. It was concluded that lambing can be safely synchronised in Chios ewes with 1.5 mg DEX given on day 146, without affecting the viability of lambs and without parturition complications.

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–300. Boivin, X., Nowak, R. and Terrazas Garcia, A., 2001. The presence of the dam affects the efficiency of gentling and feeding on the early establishment of the stockperson-lamb relationship. Appl. Animal Beh. Sci. (72) 89

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Pajor F. — Szenléleki A. — Láczó E. — Póti P. — Tőzsér J.: 2006. Relation of some production traits with temperament in Hungarian Merino lambs. Egyptian Journal of Sheep, Goat and Desert Animals Sciences 1. 255–260 pp

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In Livy XXI 45. 8 Hannibal makes a promise to his soldiers, confirming it by a rite very similar to the one performed by the fetials when making a treaty. The main difference is that Hannibal uses a lamb instead of a pig. The author of the paper investigates how and why this motive could come into being, and how it could fit into the narrative of the second Punic war in Livy’s source.

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Abstract

A special iconographic interpretation of the Holy Trinity is represented by an engraving kept in the Strahov abbey library of the Premonstratensian canons of Prague. The print was made after Dionysius Strauss' drawing and is the artist's first extant holy image engraved in copperplate. In the monastery of Hradiško u Olomouce Strauss was regarded as the artist of the order respected for the inventiveness of his themes. It is a known fact from 1695 that he presented a painting on the birthday of prior Bernard Wanzke showing the crucified Christ with the Father and the Holy Spirit with lambs feeding on the blood gushing forth from the Son's side. Undoubtedly, the graphic sheet marked “P. Dion. Straus delin. — J. Tscherning sculp.” was made after the lost painting. The words in the banderole above the composition “ut vitam habeant” (that they may have life) are from St John's gospel (Jn 10,10).

A somewhat modified variant of the theme is a copperplate engraving also from the late 17th century by Johann Gaspar Gutwein (1669–1730) who worked in Prague, Brno, Augsburg, Regensburg and Graz. The print marked “J. G. Gutwein sc. Brunae” probably adorned the flyleaf of a book. This precious specimen of my private collection shows an infant angel with clasped hands behind the cross, with a quotation from St Luke's gospel on the banderole falling down by its elbow: “… parata sunt omnia” (all things are now ready, Luke 14,17). The words refer to the feast of the flock of the Saviour. The blood and water from the side of Christ collected in a pearl-shell refer to the life-giving and maintaining sacraments of baptism and the eucharist from which the scrawny lambs will gain strength.

There is a little known 18th century oil painting in the St Maurice Benedictine monastery of Bakonybél. There are no inscriptions, but white lambs are feeding on the life-giving blood which has cleaned them, flowing from Christ's side into a bowl. The tree of paradise with the serpent is in the background to indicate that Christ's sacrifice on the cross was made in reparation of the original sin: Christ defeated Satan on the cross. This peculiar version of the Holy Trinity representations originated from catholic Moravia in the Tridentine revival of spirituality in Central Europe, as the above described depictions suggest.

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