Vet & Veterinary Terms
A term used to indicate that something has the potential to happen all over, such as the presence of the house fly.
The organ used to produce milk in horses and ruminant animals; may also be referred to as the animal’s bag.
A tube-shaped tool that is designed to help inject a type of medicine into the teat.
A loss of tissue on top, exposing the tissue underneath it.
The spot in the wall of the abdomen in which the umbilical cord connects with the fetus; may also be referred to as the navel.
Hairs under the initial coat that are finer and softer than the outer coat
The thick, shorter hair that is found beneath an animal’s long, coarse coat
A medical condition in which the lower part of the jaw protrudes beneath the upper part of the jaw
The process of putting fewer animals in a particular area than a certain area would normally be able to handle
A word used to denote animals that have hooves
A condition of having only one side
Term used to refer to an animal that has one offspring at a time
Only having one end
The process of removing the reproductive organs of an animal; to castrate or remove the ovaries
Term used to indicate a horse that has no shoes on the underside of its hooves
The process of using a breed with superior qualities and mating it with one with less desirable qualities in order to improve the breed
The section of the respiratory system that contains the mouth, nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and epiglottis.
A term used to refer to an animal that is tall and/or lanky
The product of protein being metabolized; can be found in blood or urine
Waste in the blood; may also be referred to as uremic poisoning
A condition in which waste builds up in the bloodstream
The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder
A medical condition in which the ureter becomes distended.
The process of surgically removing the ureter
A condition in which a stone is found in the ureter.
The process of surgically repairing the ureter after illness or damage
A medical condition in which the ureter becomes narrow or constricted
A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.
A medical condition in which the urethra becomes inflamed
The creation of an opening between the skin and the urethra by surgical means
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A mineral deposit in the urinary system; this is an abnormal condition
The process of inserting a tube into the urethra and into the bladder as a method of extracting urine.
A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to control their urination
A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to completely empty their bladder
Also referred to as a UTI; a medical condition of the urinary tract and system in which the cells are damaged by microorganisms.
Part of the cloaca; the area where the ureter and vagina open up
A stone that can be found in the urinary bladder; may also be referred to as a cystolith.
A medical condition in which the bladder is filled in full or in part with bladder stones.
A medical professional who specializes in the study of the urinary system.
The study of the workings of the urinary tract and system.
The bodily process in which urine is produced and excreted.
The term for the gland near the tail feather that produces oil to create a waterproof characteristic in a bird; may also be referred to as the preen gland.
A swollen area that is known to itch; may also be referred to as a hive.
The process in which the uterus returns to normal size after parturition
The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.
A sac inside the inner ear of an animal; partly responsible for an animal’s sense of balance.
The term used to refer to the part of the eye containing the iris, the cilia, and the choroid.
A medical condition in which the uvea becomes inflamed.