The Somali have also large herds of cattle - oxen, sheep and goats.
Oxen, usually yoked in teams of eight, were used for ploughing.
On the much agitated question about the employment of horses or oxen in labour, the most important arguments are distinctly stated.
Cakes were laid on the altar of Zeus Polieus and oxen driven round; the one which touched the cakes was the victim.
In the case of oxen the alternate host of the parasite is a special tick (Smith and Kilborne).