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Encyclopedia of Veterinary Terms

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h

hackamore

hackles

hair ball

hair slips

hairlessness

half-brother (half-sister)

half-sib

half-stocking

hallucination

halter

ham string

hammerhead

hamstrung

hand feeding

hand gallop

hand milker

hand strip

handpick

haploid

hard breeder

hard feeder

hard milker

hard-mouthed

hardiness

hat racks

hatch out

hatchery

hatching egg

haunch

hay belly

haylage

head shy

headstall

headstrong

health

heart

heart girth

heart rate

heat detection

heat mount detector

heat period

heat prostration

heat synchronization

heat tolerant

hebephrenic nerve

heifer

helminths

hemangioma

hemangiosarcoma

hematemesis

hematochezia

hematoma

hematuria

heme

hemiparesis

hemiplegia

hemisphere

hemoccult

hemoglobin

hemolysis

hemolytic

hemophilia

hemoptysis

hemorrhage

hemostasis

hemostatic forceps

hemostatics

hen battery

hennery

heparin

hepatic

hepatitis

hepatocytes

hepatoma

hepatomegaly

herbivore

herd book

herd sire

heredity

hermaphrodite

hermaphroditism

hernia

heterelogous serum

heterogeneous

heterotrophic

heteroxenous parasite

heterozygous

hibernate

hidebound

hidrosis

high blower

high roller

high school horse

hilum

hind cinch

hindgut

hinny

hip height

hirsute

histiocyte

histology

histopathologic

hives

hob

hobble

hog bristles

hog down

hog holder

hog ring

hold up milk

holding pen

homeostasis

homer’s syndrome

homogenized milk

homogenous

homolog

homologous

homologous serum

homothermic

homozygote

homozygous

hooded

hoof

hoof pick

hoof testers

hoof wall

hopper feeding

hordeolum

horizontal silo

horizontal transmission

hormone

hornless

horny frog

horse manure

horsemanship

hoss

hot-tight

hothouse lamb

hotis test

hotter monitor

husbandry

hybrid vigor

hybridization

hydrocephalus

hydronephrosis

hydrophilic

hydrophobia

hydrops

hydroureuter

hygiene

hymen

hyperalbumenia

hypercapnia

hyperchromic

hyperechoic

hyperemia

hyperesthesia

hyperextension

hyperglycemia

hypergonadism

hyperinsulinism

hyperkalemia

hyperlipidemia

hypernatremia

hyperparasites

hyperphagia

hyperpituitarism

hyperpnea

hypersensitivity

hypersusceptible

hypertension

hyperthermia

hypertrophy

hypertropia

hyperventilation

hyphema

hypnosis

hypocalcaemia

hypocalcemia

hypocapnia

hypodermis

hypoglycemia

hypogonadism

hypokalemia

hypomagnesemia

hypothalamus

hypothermia

hypothesis

hypotropia

hypovolemia

hypoxia

hypsodont

hysterecomy

hystricomoprh