Vet & Veterinary Terms
Term used to refer to the muscles in a horse’s chest that appear to look like an upside-down V
A medical condition in which the vagina becomes inflamed.
Term used to indicate something that is bent out.
An amino acid that occurs naturally in the body.
An incision into a membrane or valve; done surgically.
The webby part of a bird’s feather; very thin and fragile.
Anything that has been recognized as to be not what would be accepted as normal.
A cross hybrid that is made up of two different variations of the same species of animal.
The term used to refer to the tube that carries sperm into the pelvis in the direction of the urethra.
Any inflammation of a blood vessel or lymph.
Term used to refer to a male animal that has been surgically altered to keep them from properly producing live sperm.
A surgical procedure in which the tube used to carry sperm into the pelvis is removed; in most cases the sexual urges are still there although the live sperm is not.
Any substance that makes the blood vessels smaller in size.
A type of hormone that is used to stimulate oviposition in birds; similar in nature to oxytocin
Term used to refer to a large tub or container used to hold liquids; may be used to dip animals into.
The action of passing a disease from one organism to another organism.
A carrier of a disease; helps to move a disease from one animal to the next.
The act of taking blood out of a vein with the help of a syringe and needle.
Term used to refer to an incision that is made along the midsection of the abdomen.
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
The stomach in certain birds; may also be referred to as the gizzard.
A beam that passes from the stomach to the back; an x-ray beam
Anything that is designed to kill worms or other parasites; anthelmintic substance
Any chemical that causes worms or parasitic worms to be expelled from an animal’s body
Anything having to do with worms or occurring as the result of worms
A bone in the spinal column
Term used to refer to animals that have a spine or backbone, including fish and mammals
The transfer of a disease from the mother to the fetus
Any disorder of the neurons that may be characterized by rolling, circling, falling, etc.
The foremost portion of the nose and nasal cavity; includes the nostrils
Indicates that something is able to live inside the mother
Health; possessing of a great deal of energy
A medical condition involving a horse’s hoof; the wall becomes inflamed and causes pain
A medical condition in which a virus is found in the blood of an animal
A term used to refer to a male capable of copulation
A chemical or substance that is designed to kill a virus; disinfects
The ability that a certain organism has to create disease
Having the strength to cause disease; deadly in nature; pathogenic
Anything that is known to keep a virus from multiplying
Anything pertaining to an organ
The area inside the rear of the eyeball
A type of jelly-like substance that is found inside the vitreous chamber
Capable of or having borne live young
The process of elimination when it comes to the bowels or the bladder
Any material that has been ejected through vomiting
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside