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A new animal disease that causes birth defects and miscarriages in livestock has now been found on 74 farms in England.

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The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New, By Peter Watson

The Great Divide is one of several recent books on the deep ecological roots of human history, a trend begun by Jared Diamond with Guns, Germs and Steel (1997). Peter Watson takes some leads from Diamond but goes much further in his attempt to rescue the pre-Columbian world of the Americas from the contempt and even hatred expressed by many at the time of the 2009 Aztec exhibition at the British Museum. One article called the artefacts on display "As evil as Nazi lampshades made from human skin".

SBV has been found to be associated with miscarriages, stillbirths and congenital abnormalities

Farmers on red alert over outbreaks of new livestock disease

A new livestock disease which causes birth deformities in sheep, cattle and goats has been identified in Britain for the first time.

Rebecca Tyrrel: 'Meryl Sheep received rave reviews for her role in ‘The Taming of the Ewe’

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Attenberg (18)

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Chic with sheep: Auckland aghast at PR stunt for Rugby World Cup

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, although to whom, and whether they were sober, is not clear: celebrate the Rugby World Cup by running a thousand sheep down Auckland's main street, accompanied by bikini-clad models on quad bikes.

Number of sheep thefts doubles in six months as meat prices soar

Sheep rustling is booming as the price of meat soars, according to figures obtained by The Independent, with thieves targeting British farms at almost double the rate they were six months ago.

Like lambs to the slaughter

Sheep rustling

Album: Wolf Gang, Suego Faults (Atlantic)

Wolf by name, sheep by nature, 24-year-old Max McElligott is the latest hot tip to fall at the first hurdle.

Loin of lamb with asparagus and lovage

Serves 4

A Day That Shook The World: Dolly the sheep cloned

On 23 February 1997 Dolly the sheep, first cloned animal, was revealed by scientists in Edinburgh.

Author who created Babe the sheep-pig dies

The author Dick King-Smith, beloved for bringing pigs, dogs and hares to bustling life in more than 100 books, has died at the age of 88.

Ram-raiders get serious as meat prices make rustling pay

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