Vet Terms

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  • When the lacrimal sac becomes inflamed and tears, causing draining.

  • A condition in which the lacrimal gland becomes inflamed.

  • The process of removing the lacrimal sac by surgery

  • The process of cutting into the lacrimal sac.

  • A group that tests cows for milk and fat and keeps records of feeding.

  • Any cow that is used for the production of milk products, not meat or reproduction.

  • Any horse that barely touches the ground while trotting; prone to stumbling.

  • Any female animal that has given birth.

  • A circular pattern of fur with an off color.

  • A collection of information that has been collected as pertaining to an experiment.

  • The female offspring of any living thing.

  • A cell that is formed when another cell divides

  • A calf marked for veal meat before it is a week old.

  • Term used to describe a horse who does not respond to directing by rein and bit as far as the mouth is concerned.

  • The weight of meat after the animal has been slaughtered.

  • The folds of skin below the ear in a fowl bird.

  • Loss of hearing in whole or in part.

  • The number of animals lost as the result of death by accident, disease, or otherwise.

  • A procedure in which vocal cords are trimmed to make a dog’s bark less harsh.

  • A tool used to cut the beak off of a chicken or turkey for the safety of other birds.

  • The process of removing part of the beak to prevent damage to other chickens, cannibalism, and other undesirable behavior.

  • Losing of strength; becoming weaker.

  • Removing foreign tissue or matter; taking out damaged or contaminated tissue.

  • Removing calcium from an animal’s bones.

  • Decomposing of matter with the help of fungus and bacteria; matter is completely oxidized.

  • Temporary teeth that go away as maturity approaches

  • A bedsore; loss of tissue or skin due to pressure being applied for too long.

  • Below the surface of something, as in position

  • The exiting of excrement from the body; bowel movements.

  • a) Any blemish that impairs an animal’s value b) Any deviation from what is normally regarded as far as breed is concerned.

  • The process of keeping livestock out of a pasture until there is enough flora to sustain grazing.

  • Using electrical shock to bring the heart beat back into normal limits.

  • Less than what is normally required or needed of something

  • To remove the fleas off of an animal’s coat

  • Anything that looks different from what is considered to be normal and healthy for that species

  • The process of removing the oil from fiber

  • Term refers to how closely grazed a pasture is; ungrazed, lightly grazed, etc.

  • Any opening in a wound from surgery

  • To remove the horns or horn buds through heat, chemical, or other methods

  • Clippers used to remove the horns of certain animals; like large scissors

  • To take the moisture out of something

  • A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts

  • The condition of not being able to give milk

  • Has the potential to cause harm to something

  • When the fetus leaves the body

  • The removal of lice from the skin with chemicals

  • A type of wool that is somewhat lustrous but does not merit a classification of lustrous wool

  • When myelin is lost or destroyed

  • Small roots on neurons that receive impulses and send them the right way

  • a) Mass per volume b) The number of animals in a given area

  • A mineral deposit on the teeth; commonly referred to as tartar

  • Cavities; decay of teeth

  • A dip in the incisor teeth of horses; dark in color

  • A guide to the number of teeth and kinds of teeth found in an animal’s mouth

  • Term used in cattle terms; refers to the hard ridge in a cattle’s mouth that replaces upper teeth

  • A soft deposit from food left on the teeth; easily removed

  • Small dentate teeth

  • The tissue that holds the tooth in place in the mouth

  • Refers to the pattern of teeth; the way teeth are arranged

  • Nucleic acid that carries genetic information

  • Stunted; limited in growth

  • Fat that has collected in the body

  • A type of appetite or craving not normal in an animal

  • Related to or of the skin

  • A condition in which the skin becomes inflamed

  • A professional who deals with studying the skin

  • The study of skin

  • A growth on the skin due to a type of fungus

  • A type of fungus that can be found on the skin

  • A condition of the skin

  • The skin; also referred to as the corium

  • Moving downward or toward the end

  • Growth that will only reach a certain point once a certain age has been reached

  • Removal of the yolk sack from chicks that were just born

  • The first digit on dogs and cats; has no function

  • The pendulum of skin hanging from an animal’s throat

  • To get rid of parasitic worms in an animal

  • A procedure used to get waste out of the blood when the kidneys are unable to function

  • The muscle in the abdomen that aids in breathing

  • Fecal material that is wary in consistency

  • The dilation of the ventricles of the heart

  • A donkey or bird; slang word

  • Animals that possess both male and female traits

  • The time between estrous cycles

  • Material from plants that resists the action of enzymes in the digestive system

  • The process of developing different organisms over evolution

  • Movement of material from an area highly concentrated to an area where there is a lower concentration

  • How easily a substance can be turned into an appropriate digestible form

  • The amount of energy that can be obtained from the digestible portion of any amount of food

  • The amount of a certain nutrient that can be digested into the body

  • The amount of protein that can be absorbed into an animal’s system

  • The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus

  • The act of walking on the toes

  • To make something wider

  • The widening of something

  • Any material that is designed to dilute another ingredient

  • To make something weaker or more liquid by mixing it with something else

  • Term used to refer to the colors of feather in chickens; indicates a softer color, like tan

  • Feed with a great deal of fiber

  • A fluid that is used to make more semen and increase its volume

  • A measurement unit; refers to the refractivity in a lens

  • Having double-sightedness

  • A tub filled with a chemical; animals are dipped into it to be disinfected or rid of parasites

  • To remove the horns of young animals by heat or chemicals

  • Removing a disc in the spine by cutting it and scraping out the contents

  • Any substance that oozed from a wound or an opening in the body

  • An animal that is picky when it comes to breeding partners

  • A process that helps to control the effect of organisms that are known to cause disease or contribute to diseased conditions

  • Refers to animals or plants that can hold up against certain diseases

  • To take the organisms that may cause disease out of an object

  • Anything that is designed to kill those organisms that are known to cause disease

  • To get down; to get off of

  • A medical condition; has to do with confusion

  • An animal’s attitude or temperament

  • In terms of animal husbandry, term refers to some defect that prevents an animal from registering with the breed or participating in a show

  • To cut something out in order to examine it

  • The furthest distance from the middle or the top of a body

  • The tubes that can be found between the Hene and the tubules around it

  • Spots or circles that are found on the coronet band

  • The process of making something larger by dilating or stretching it

  • Two sets of eyelashes; often results in an injury to the lining of the eye

  • A condition in which there are two rows of lashes in place of one

  • A type of device that spreads milk out in order to let it cool

  • The increase in the amount of urine produced

  • Anything that causes excessive urination

  • An inflammation of the diverticulum

  • The sac in the wall of a tube shaped organ

  • Term for twins that develop from two separately fertilized ovaries

  • The term used to denote a gentle horse; a term of affection

  • Indicates that an animal has a gentle nature

  • To cut an animal’s tail short; also used to indicate the space where the tail was

  • The removal of the tail or part of the tail; can also refer to a decrease in value

  • A cow that has been polled

  • A female goat, rabbit, or deer that has not been spayed

  • A term used for a calf with no mother; slang term

  • A slow trot; gentle

  • A long head, usually very narrow like a greyhound

  • To take a wild animal and put it under human control over an extended period of time; happens over generations

  • An animal’s tendency to overpower another, in character or in activity

  • The opposite of a recessive gene

  • The act of creating or producing sound in something

  • An animal; also called an ass

  • Refers to something being toward the back, as in a dorsal fin

  • A line that divides the body in half, front to back (imaginary line)

  • The act of an animal lying on its back

  • A beam of ray that goes from the back to the stomach

  • The amount of medication to be administered

  • The length of time that should pass before a drug is administered again

  • The amount of medicine to be given, measured in grams or units

  • A syringe that is used to forcefully give medicine to animals

  • To cross two hybrids of living thing

  • The process of mating livestock twice during estrous to ensure that they become pregnant; also called double cover

  • Two reins attached to two bits

  • A saddle with two cinches

  • Term used to indicate an animal that is unable to stand due to illness

  • Covered with weak, soft hairs or feathers

  • An animal used to plow or pull loads; a working animal

  • An enclosure with a sloped bottom in which animals are placed after they are dipped; fluids drip off of the animals and into the vat of chemicals

  • An adult male duck

  • The removal of blood from the body for diagnostic purposes

  • The process of removing feathers, skin, or fur and trimming a carcass

  • The weight of a dressed animal versus its weight while live

  • A type of horseback riding in which the rider guides the animal rather than using hands and feet to do so

  • The weight of the carcass of an animal or a slaughtered bird

  • A type of comb used to beautify an animal’s coat for show; also referred to as a currycomb

  • The amount of weight lost in an animal before and after it is slaughtered

  • The number that is calculated when the carcass weight is divided by the weight of the live animal and multiplied by one hundred.

  • A device used for watering an animal; the opening has a floater in it that releases water when moved so the animal can drink at will.

  • Term used for cattle that are herded into the market versus those who get there by cattle transport or other methods

  • A herd of female goats or sheep that are separated for the purpose of having young

  • The feces of an animal

  • Swelling throughout an animal’s entire body

  • Anything left over from a drug in the body of an animal

  • A band of sheep where there are no lambs

  • A cow that no longer gives milk

  • An enclosure used to keep livestock to prepare for slaughter, including fattening

  • The amount of matter in a certain type of feed without the moisture

  • The period of time before giving birth that an animal stops lactating

  • The dressing of a bird without scalding; bird may have been bled already

  • What is left of animal tissue after it has been steamed until the water evaporated; a method of removing fat

  • The process of causing an animal to stop lactating when they are not producing much milk

  • Animals that are used for meat and milk

  • A range that has enough forage so that two or more kinds of livestock can use the area separately or together

  • A young duck with down feathers

  • Glands in the body that secrete directly into the blood or lymph, like the endocrine glands

  • A passage in the body with walls

  • The duct found at the end of the vas deferens

  • a) Term used for a horse who is not bright, due to injury or otherwise b) A dummy built in the shape of a female, may be covered in a hide and used to cause excitement in male animals

  • a) Refers to an animal that is not feeling up to par but not infected with anything serious b) A short, stumpy looking animal

  • An animal’s color; term refers to animals who are black in color or have a stripe over the shoulders of a dark color

  • The feces of an animal; excrement or manure

  • Locks of wool on a sheep that have been crusted over with dung

  • Refers to an animal’s tendency to drop waste in certain areas

  • The first part of the small intestine; can be found between the pylorus and the jejunum

  • The outermost part of the meninges

  • A type of fungicide or insecticide that is applied dry, as in regular dust

  • The manner in which chinchillas bathe; rolling in dust

  • An animal who has not grown to its full potential, due to disease, deficiency, or otherwise

  • A condition characterized by difficulty with normal defectation

  • A condition of the blood in which blood cells are abnormal

  • Shedding differently or abnormally

  • A condition characterized by intestinal trouble and inflammation

  • Not working like usual

  • Difficulty with normal digestion

  • Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult

  • A condition in which growth and development are not up to normal standards

  • Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains

  • A condition in which normal heart rhythms are not apparent; also referred to as arrhythmia

  • Difficulty giving birth

  • A condition in which a muscle or body part grows defectively

  • Having a hard time urinating; pain while urinating