Vet Terms

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  • A certain type of head restraining device for horses, much like a halter; used for handling horses that have not yet been fully broken.

  • a) The term for the plumage on the neck of some male birds b) The term for the hairs on the backs of certain types of animals

  • The mass of hair that an animal has swallowed, usually found in animals that groom themselves.

  • The hide of an animal that has been cured and salted wrong, causing slippage of the hair

  • The term for animals who have the same mother but different fathers, or the same fathers but different mothers

  • A term for a half-brother or half-sister

  • A marking on the leg that extends halfway up

  • A false image or perception of something that is not there

  • The term for a harness that is worn by certain animals; it fits over the head and the nose

  • The term for the tendon behind the hock in certain animals

  • An animal with a coarse head

  • Term used for an animal who has damaged his or her hamstring

  • A routine of feeding in which the animal is fed certain amounts of food at certain times of the day

  • A slower type of gallop in horses

  • The term for a person who milks a cow without the aid of a machine

  • a) To harvest a crop without a machine b)To remove the last of milk from the udders of a cow

  • a) To pick something by hand, without the use of a machine b)To pluck feathers by hand

  • The term for a cell with only one set of chromosomes

  • The term for a female animal that is not easy to get pregnant or breed in general

  • The term for an animal that remains thin no matter how well-fed they are

  • The term for a cow that is not easy to milk, due to limited space in the udder or some other reason

  • The term for a horse whose mouth nerves have died due to continuous pressure from the bit

  • The quality of being hardy in animals

  • The term for canners or cattle that is very thin

  • To come out of an egg, as in a chick emerging from a shell

  • A place where eggs are kept until they are hatched into young

  • An egg that is of good quality and will likely hatch young

  • The back legs of an animal; also the action of turning on the hind legs

  • The term for animals who have large bellies due to eating a great deal of hay or grass

  • The term for forage that is a lot like hay but with a higher moisture density

  • The term for a horse that is difficult to saddle or bridle

  • The part of the bridle that goes around the head of a horse

  • The term for an animal with stubborn tendencies

  • A state of being in which all body parts function as they should

  • The body organ that circulates blood

  • The measurement around the midsection of an animal, used in guessing the weight of the heart and lungs

  • The number of heart beats per minute

  • A process that is used to determine whether or not an animal is in estrus

  • A tool that is used to determine when a female animal comes into estrus; it is attached to the tail and changes color when she comes into heat

  • The period of estrus, when a female is receptive to a male

  • Another term for heat stroke or heat exhaustion

  • The term for the act of causing cows in a given group to come into heat at the same time through manipulation of the heat cycle artificially

  • The term for the ability an animal has to live in periods of extreme heat

  • The name of a nerve found in the diaphragm

  • The term for a young female cow with no young

  • Parasite worms, like flat worms or tape worms

  • A neoplasm made of new blood vessels

  • A tumor made up of vascular tissue

  • The act of throwing up blood

  • Passing stool with blood in it

  • The accumulation of blood in bodily tissues

  • Blood in the urine

  • The part of hemoglobin that contains iron

  • The medical condition in which one side of the body is weak

  • One side of the body becomes paralyzed

  • Half of a circular shape or formation

  • The test conducted to find blood in the stool that may not be visible to the eye

  • The protein that moves oxygen in the blood

  • The breakdown of blood cells

  • The removal and destruction of red blood cells

  • A genetic condition in which blood does not properly coagulate

  • Spitting up of blood from the lower respiratory tract

  • Extreme loss of blood

  • To control bleeding or stop it

  • A tool sued to grasp blood vessels and stop bleeding

  • Tools that are used to check for hemorrhage inside the body

  • The number of hen cages in a group

  • A type of farm that specializes in egg production only

  • A type of anti coagulating medication or property

  • Referring to the liver

  • A condition in which the liver becomes inflamed

  • Cells in the liver

  • A neoplasm in the liver

  • An enlargement of the liver to an abnormal size

  • An animal that eats only plants

  • The record of the animals kept in a breed association

  • The male that is kept just for furthering the herd, usually in horses or cows

  • The study of the way that genes are passed from parent to offspring

  • An animal that possesses organs of both male and female (sexual organs)

  • The quality of having both male and female sex organs

  • The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it

  • Serum that is pulled from a certain disease or species

  • Elements that have qualities that are not the same

  • Organisms who do not self-feed; their bodies depend upon matter supplied from outside of their bodies

  • A parasite that requires multiple hosts in order to properly develop

  • Having two genes for one trait, one dominant over the other in most cases

  • A state in which an animal becomes dormant, lowering its breathing rate, heart rate, and body temperature during winter

  • The term for an animal whose skin is close to its body, usually from poor nutrition

  • Too much sweating

  • A horse that snorts while galloping

  • A horse who bucks higher than normal

  • A horse who is trained to perform complicated routines for show

  • A concaved area where nerves and blood vessels go inside an organ

  • A type of cinch that goes around the horse so as to keep the saddle from moving; as contrasted to a normal saddle with one cinch

  • The term for the cecum, small and large colon all together

  • The young borne of a stallion and jenny (sterile)

  • A measurement taken from the top of the hip to the ground; term usually sued to refer to cattle

  • Something that is covered in rough hairs

  • Connective tissue that is loose and covered in large macrophages

  • The study of the way that the bodily tissues work

  • Something that has to do with changes in the structure of the body as the result of cells that are diseased or abnormal in some way

  • Swellings under the skin that can be caused by food allergies or anything else

  • A ferret that is intact (male)

  • a) A type of restraint in which the feet are put in straps to prevent movement b) To tie an animal’s front legs

  • The stiff hairs on certain pigs that are used in the making of certain bristles

  • To put hogs out to pasture on a crop grown just for feed, so it never has to be harvested

  • A tool that is used to hold a hog in place for vaccinations and other activities in which movement must be restricted

  • A type of ring that is hooked to the one of a hog to prevent it from digging up the ground with its nose

  • To cause milk to cease in cows

  • A pen in which animals are kept for handling

  • The maintenance of a consistent environment in the body

  • A medical condition characterized by sinking of the eyes, constriction of the pupils and other such symptoms

  • Milk that has been treated so that the particles are broken up to keep them suspended in the milk and not rise after the milk has been standing for a while

  • The quality of being the same throughout

  • One of two structures that are similar in shape, function, or type

  • The quality of coming from the same place but having different functions

  • Serum that comes from the same species or derived from the same disease

  • Term used to refer to animals who have a consistent body temperature

  • The term for an animal whose genotype is made up of similar genes

  • The condition of having two of the same genes for one trait

  • The term for a type of rat that has a black coloring over the top of its body

  • The hard outside of the feet of certain animals, like horses, cattle, goats, and pigs

  • A tool used to clean the hooves of certain animals

  • A tool that is used to test how sensitive a horse’s foot is

  • The outside covering of the foot of hooved animals

  • The act of making food available to an animal for days on end so that it does not have to wait for feeding

  • A type of infection in the eyelid; may also be referred to as a stye

  • A silo built long rather than tall, the opposite of an upright silo

  • The transfer of a disease from one animal to the next

  • A chemical that is transported by the blood to regulate organ activity

  • An animal that has no horns; a polled animal

  • The structure in the bottom of a horse’s foot; their foot pad (shaped like a V)

  • Dried horse waste that is used to grow certain plants, hot beds, and to enrich soil

  • The quality of having experience and skill with horses

  • The slang term for horse

  • A type of fence that will not allow for escape by an animal

  • A lamb that is born in the fall or winner and is marketed early, at six to twelve weeks old

  • The test for the presence of certain organisms in milk

  • A recording of heart rates for a whole day, monitored by a type of recorder worn by the animal

  • The art of raising farm animals and farming

  • The act of a crossbreed excelling its parents in size, growth speed, and overall health

  • Producing crossbreeds through manipulation

  • A condition in which fluid is found inside the brain; water on the brain

  • The dilation of the pelvis due to obstruction of urine

  • Something that is prone to water

  • The fear of water

  • The collection of fluids in the body tissues; also dubbed dropsy

  • The medical condition that results w hen the ureter becomes distended due to something blocking it

  • The science of health and sanitation

  • The fold of membrane that covers the vagina

  • A condition in which the blood has a high level of albumin

  • High levels of carbon dioxide in the blood

  • More color than would usually be normal

  • A tissue that is brighter in color and reflects more sound than the tissue around it

  • More blood than normal in a body part

  • Extra sensitive in nature

  • Straightening a limb beyond normal

  • Elevated levels of glucose in the blood

  • A condition in which excess hormones are secreted from the reproductive organs

  • A medical condition in which more than enough insulin is produced

  • Too much potassium in the blood

  • A condition of the blood in which the fat levels are high

  • High levels of sodium in the blood

  • The term for a parasite that can parasite on another parasite

  • Excessive hunger

  • A condition causing excessive growth caused by abnormally functioning pituitary glands

  • An increase in respiration rate and depth of breathing

  • A reaction to a certain pathogen that is out of the ordinary

  • A condition in which an animal is especially susceptible to certain infections or poisons

  • High blood pressure

  • High body temperature

  • Larger in size than normal

  • The deviation of one of the eyes

  • Rapid breathing

  • Hemorrhage into the back of the eye

  • A trance like state of being; a state of altered awareness

  • High levels of calcium in the blood

  • A low level of calcium in the blood

  • Less than normal levels of carbon dioxide in the blood stream

  • The skin tissue below the true skin

  • Low amounts of glucose in the blood

  • Not enough secretion of hormones from the reproductive organs

  • Lower levels of potassium in the blood than normal

  • A magnesium deficiency in the blood

  • Part of the thalamus that helps to regulate the release of certain hormones

  • A body temperature that is too low

  • A guess in scientific research

  • Movement of just one eye down

  • The slowdown of circulation of blood

  • Less oxygen than normal in the blood

  • A kind of tooth that always grows and is chewed down continuously

  • Removal of the uterus in whole

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    A type of rodent, like a chinchilla or guinea pig