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especes mineures

English translation: minor species


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18:10 Dec 21, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Livestock / Animal Husbandry / animals
French term or phrase: especes mineures
Once again, this is from a fax discussing the test of E. coli, etc, in slaughterhouses in France.

Full sentence:

La methode decrite dans cette norme devra-t-elle s'appliquer uniquement aux **especes mineures** (moutons, chevres, chevreaux, canards, oies ...) ou egalement aux bovins, porcins et poulets ?

It has nothing to do with size obviously because chickens are smaller than goats.

Less imporant animals?
Secondary animals?

Any ideas?
Hattie Hill
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English translation:minor species
minor species
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Johannes Gleim



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minor species

minor species

    Reference: http://www.avma.org/grd/mums.asp
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minor species

Espèces mineures : Toutes les espèces animales autres que les bovins, les porcs, les poulets, les dindons, les chevaux (non destinés à la consommation), les chiens et les chats. Les espèces mineures comprennent généralement les animaux de compagnie et les animaux destinés à la consommation non-traditionnels.

Minor species: Any animal species other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses (as a non-food animal), dogs and cats. Minor species are generally pets and food-producing animals that are non-traditional.

    Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/vet/part/mums_umem_let_f.html
    Reference: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/vet/part/mums_umem_let_e.html
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