QUALITY SHEEP for QUALITY RESEARCH
USES of the FLOCK
The Cheviot breed are excellent animal models for human biomedical research studies as well as veterinary drug and vaccine research.
Ovis is a specialized sheep production facility that offers specific pathogen free sheep for research purposes in the biomedical and veterinary sciences. Pathogen reduction and the elimination of specific pathogens from the sheep flock are primary goals of Ovis.
The specific pathogen free flock was developed and is maintained so that the sheep are not infected by commonly carried pathogens found in most typical sheep flocks.
These specific pathogens may interfere with research results, reduce the sheep’s health and lifespan, affect the sheep’s ability to produce safe and high-quality biological products, and could potentially be transmitted to and affect the health of human handlers.
OVIS MISSION & FACTS
"Our mission is to supply healthy sheep for uses in the agricultural and biomedical sciences, and to provide our customers with animals and biological products that are safe and of the highest quality possible."