Shahzad et al., "Seroprevalence of Bluetongue virus in domestic yaks (Bos grunniens
) in Tibetan regions of China based on circulating antibodies," Tropical Animal Health and Production, vol.
Nitrogen metabolism and recycling in yaks (Bos grunniens
) offered a forage-concentrate diet differing in N concentration.
Anatomy of the ethmoid bone of yak (Bos grunniens
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in yaks (Bos grunniens
) from the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China.
(Technically only the bull of Bos grunniens
is a yak.
The domestic yak (Bos grunniens
), which was domesticated from the wild yak (Bos mutus), is a long-haired, domesticated bovid that is found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.
The yak (Bos grunniens
) is an important grazing livestock found on the Tibetan plateau where few other domestic animals can survive.
Morphological adaptations of yak (Bos grunniens
) tongue to the foraging environment of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau.
To improve the protection mechanism for the four large ungulates viz., Tibetan antelope Pantholops hodgsonii, Tibetan gazelle Procapra picticaudata, Kiang Equus kiang) and Wild Yak Bos grunniens
; we suggest that the distance between the proposed route for the expressway and the present highway and railway should at least be 1500m, and ideally, it should be 2500m.
Yaks (Bos grunniens
) are mainly distributed in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and nearby regions; they provide meat, milk, wool and fuel for Tibetan and nomadic pastoralists.
Yak (Bos grunniens
) is the most important animal species in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau not only because of its economic value in meat, milk, and usage in agriculture, but also as an ideal model animal for studying the molecular mechanisms of adapting to the cold and low-oxygen environment (Hu et al., 2012).
A hair reference key of potential 4 domestic viz., domestic goat (Capra hircus), sheep (Ovis aries), cow (Bos taurus) and yak (Bos grunniens
); and 4 wild mammals viz., Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri), Kashmir marmot (Marmota caudata) and pika (Pica royleana), was made to identify the prey items.
Yak (Bos grunniens
), living in the Tibetan Plateau, has successfully adapted to the chronic cold and low-oxygen environment of high altitude (~3,500 to 5,500 m).