Vet & Veterinary Terms

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  • The abbreviated term for a certain bacteria, called Escherichia coli

  • The small feathers that cover the ear of birds

  • A pellet that contains medication or growth regulator that is placed underneath an animal’s skin or in its ear

  • A type of punch used to identify animals by marking their ears

  • The act of cutting a pattern into an animal’s ear for identification purposes

  • A type of tag that is fastened to an animal’s ear for identification purposes

  • The placement of an ID tag on an animal’s ear

  • The term used to refer to an animal that has been held back by its ears

  • A horse with the ability to gain maximum speed with just a few strides

  • An animal that does not need much food or care to survive

  • A patch of bleeding beneath the skin; a bruise

  • Molting or shedding

  • A procedure that is used to evaluate the health and structures of the heart

  • The act of hatching out of an egg

  • An instrument that is used to sever a diseased part by tightening a chain around it and tightening it

  • The outermost of the three layers of an embryo; this eventually turns into the hair, skin, and nerves

  • An ovum that is fertilized outside of the uterus

  • The act of pulling heat from outside of the body, like lizards and snakes do

  • The turning out of the eyelid

  • A disease of the skin that is characterized by the development of small papules, itching, and sometimes alopecia; itching and crust formation may be involved.

  • The collection of fluid in the tissue

  • To carry something away

  • The eventual inability of an animal to give birth to young

  • The extent to which a drug is effective

  • Discharge

  • The escape of fluid or blood into tissues or body spaces or cavities

  • Waste material that is excreted from the digestive system

  • The body of reproduction that is produced by the ovum

  • The female sex cell or germ cell

  • The structure found on the upper part of the embryo chick’s beak; this is used for breaking the shell at the time of hatching

  • The excretion of semen from the reproductive system of the male

  • A type of protein that is found in cartilage and other types of tissue

  • A type of castration in which rubber bands are used to cut off the spermatic cord and cause it to waste away.

  • The device that is used in bloodless castration; small bands

  • Another word for tail

  • A device that is powered by batteries and used to shock animals slightly in order to aid in driving them

  • A way of collecting semen by sending an electric current into a male animal’s rectum

  • A way of collecting semen for insemination in which electrical currents are applied to cause ejaculation

  • A probe with a power source that is used to promote ejaculation without copulation

  • A record of the activity of the myocardium

  • A tool that is used to create a record of the electrical activity in the myocardium

  • Any record of the electrical activity that takes place in the brain

  • A type of instrument used to make a record of the brain’s electrical activity

  • Any substance that breaks into ions when placed into a solution

  • A record of the strength of contractions of the muscles that are caused by electrical stimulation

  • The lifting of something

  • Wasting away or being excessively weak or thin

  • The castration of an animal

  • A type of tool that is used to sever the spermatic cord without breaking the skin

  • A tool that is used to castrate an animal by crushing the spermatic cord

  • The blockage of a vessel by an object, like air or fat

  • The collection of something in a blood vessel

  • The zygote that is developed after conception

  • The sac the holds the embryo after conception

  • The transfer of an embryo from one female to another for any purpose

  • The science of dealing with embryo

  • Something having to do with an embryo or the development of an embryo

  • The embryo sac; the sac that holds the embryo as it develops

  • The cutting of the fetus to allow it to be removed from the uterus

  • The act of vomiting

  • Any substance that creates the urge to vomit

  • Discharge

  • A disease of the lungs that is created by the enlargement or change in the alveola and alveolar walls

  • The breaking down of large globs of fat into smaller parts

  • To suspend one liquid into another without it mixing

  • The white substance over the crown of teeth

  • To enclose something in a type of sheath or capsule

  • The softening of the brain, a medical condition

  • A medical condition in which the brain and spine are inflamed

  • A disease of the brain of any type

  • Any type of pen or enclosure for the confinement of animals

  • Any crusting or coating on the body

  • To become enclosed in a type of bladder or cyst

  • Any type of agent that is used to kill parasites

  • The presence of a disease within a given area

  • An inflammation of the lining of the heart

  • The inside layer of the heart

  • Having to do with the internal system

  • A person who specializes in the study of the hormone system

  • The study of the hormone system

  • A disease involving the part of the system that produces hormones

  • The administration of a tube passed through the mouth, pharynx, larynx, and trachea

  • The innermost layer of an embryo

  • Something that has its origin inside the body

  • A type of fluid that fills the cochlear canal

  • The innermost layer of the uterus

  • Any of many parasites that live inside the host’s body

  • A brain that is produced by the brain, it raises the threshold of pain

  • A type of instrument that is used to look inside the body

  • Any examination of the inside of the body that is made using an endoscope

  • The term for the lining of the medullary cavity, a type of tissue

  • The covering of cells that is the lining of the organs and blood vessels

  • A type of toxin that is produced within a living thing and is released upon destruction of that living thing, usually along with its disintegration or decomposition

  • Introducing fluid into the rectum of a living thing

  • Any type of crop that is preserved in a silo for use as feed for animals; also called silage

  • To put plant material in a silo to bring it to fermentation for use as silage

  • The intestines

  • A medical condition in which the small intestines are inflamed

  • Inflammation of the large and small intestine

  • The creation of an opening into the small intestine through surgical means

  • Internal parasites

  • The organs of an animal’s body, usually the intestines

  • Turning in of the eyelids

  • The removal of a whole organ; usually the eye ball

  • Having to do with an enzyme or process involving an enzyme

  • A substance that causes chemical change to another

  • The area along the dorsal vertebral column

  • The lining of the brain and spinal cord central canal

  • The word for the outside layer of the heart

  • The outbreak of a disease inside of a group

  • The study of the way that diseases spread within a group

  • The outside layer of the skin

  • Something that is found above the dura mater

  • The loss of sensation due to the injection of a substance into the space above the dura mater

  • A collection of blood or fluid above the dura mater

  • The covering over the larynx, much like a lid

  • A condition of frequent or recurring seizures that are not of a system origin

  • A type of hormone, also called adrenaline

  • The excessive production of tears

  • An incision that is made into the perineum and vagina to help deliver the fetus without further damage to the body structure

  • A condition in which the urethra opens on the penal dorsum

  • A bloody nose

  • The part of the diencephalon that houses the olfactory organs and pineal gland

  • A manner of healing by growing an epithelium over a surface

  • A covering of cells that turns into the outermost layer of skin and covers the body

  • A type of tumor that comes from the mucous membranes in the gums

  • A state of balance or being balanced

  • The name for the species of horses, donkeys, mules

  • The standing upright of a body part due to engorgement of blood

  • The term used for hair that is standing straight up

  • Loss of epithelium to the basement membrane

  • An increase in red blood cells to abnormal levels

  • Burping or bringing up gas from the stomach

  • Redness of the skin

  • A red blood cell that carries oxygen

  • A type of species of bacteria, often referred to as E Coli

  • The process of returning the stomach contents to the esophagus

  • The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach

  • A host that is needed for a certain stage in the development of a parasite

  • A state in which the animal is able to reduce the temperature of its body, heart rate, breathing rate, and metabolism usually in the summer

  • An animal that is wandering and belongs to someone unknown

  • A type of substance that is obtained from the urine of a pregnant animal

  • The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics

  • The reproductive cycle of female animals

  • The time period in which a female is receptive to male attention

  • The science of the way that animals behave in relation to their environment

  • Having to do with what causes disease

  • The study of the various causes of disease

  • Pertaining to normal digestion

  • Inducing death on an animal or putting them to sleep

  • Turned from the inside out

  • Turning from the outside in

  • Turned inside out

  • To remove the internal organs

  • A female sheep that is intact

  • To remove by surgical methods

  • Eliminating or the material that has actually been eliminated

  • Pertaining to material that is falling off

  • Expiration; breathing out

  • The diffusion of fluid through a membrane into a type of fluid that is less dense

  • A type of toxin created by bacteria and absorbed into the host’s tissue

  • Eyes that are deviated outwards

  • The act of cutting wool away from sheep’s eyes

  • One of the two canine teeth; also called dog teeth