Vet Terms

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  • The term used to describe the movement of an animal

  • A rhythmic type of movement of an animal, usually of a horse

  • A substance that promotes a healthy flow down of milk

  • A type of sugary substance that is obtained from lactose by the hydrolytic process

  • A fast gait of three beats, faster than a trot

  • A type of rod that is used to support animals during butchering

  • A sex cell or germ cell

  • The process that involves the production of gametes

  • The term for a male goose

  • A mass of nerve cells outsider of the central nervous system

  • Necrosis of a body part that can be attributed to poor circulation

  • Changes in the udder that often result in mastitis

  • Removal of all or just a portion of the stomach by surgery

  • Anything having to do with the stomach

  • A condition of canines in which the stomach tends to fill with air and expand

  • A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed

  • A medical condition in which the small intestine and stomach become inflamed

  • A person who specializes in the study of the small intestine and stomach

  • The study of the stomach and small intestine

  • The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine

  • The fixation of the stomach to the wall of the abdomen through surgery

  • The examination of the stomach with an endoscope

  • The production of an opening between the stomach and abdominal wall through surgery

  • An incision made into the stomach

  • The administration of medication through stomach tube

  • A command for a horse that tells them to turn right

  • The term used to refer to an animal that is sterile or the act of sterilizing an animal

  • A horse or mule that has been castrated

  • A unit of inheritance; something that is passed down (as in a trait)

  • The pool of genetic bases made available to breeders for the use of improving their stock

  • The act of moving a gene from one living thing to another

  • The plural form of the word ‘genus.’

  • A group of living things that were born along the same time

  • A drug that is not sold under a brand name or trademark but bears the same qualities and effects

  • The origin of a living thing

  • Referring to genes or traits that are inherited

  • The animals that a producer has available to them for breeding

  • The slow and gradual shifts in a species that occur over time due to environmental causes or some unknown cause

  • The act of altering the way that genes work with the help of science; human intervention with natural genetics

  • The study of the laws of inheritance n living things; may also be referred to as breeding

  • Having to do with the sex organs

  • The name for the reproductive organs

  • A set of chromosomes that are inherited from a parent

  • The quality of having the ability to damage genetic material or DNA

  • The makeup of an individual expressed in genes

  • The species that a living thing has descended from

  • Any micro organism with pathogenic capabilities, like a bacteria or virus

  • Any substance that can kill germs

  • The period that an animal is pregnant in which the fetus develops from conception to birth

  • The length of time that an animal is with child, varies from species to species

  • The term for a ferret that has been neutered (male).

  • A medical condition in which part or all of the body tends to overgrow

  • The term for a young pig that has not given birth to young yet (female)

  • Another word for the gums; the membrane around the teeth and the lining of the mouth

  • Surgical process in which part of the gum tissue is removed

  • A medical condition in which the gums become inflamed

  • A step for exhibition done by trained horses

  • The measure of the distance around the body of an animal behind its shoulders

  • The muscular stomach in birds

  • The quality of being smooth and without hair

  • An area on the udder where milk pools before it enters and then leaves the teat

  • The bulge at the end of the penis of an animal

  • A disorder that has resulted from intraocular pressure

  • A medical condition in which the glomeruli become inflamed

  • A group or clumps of capillaries

  • A medical condition in which the tongue becomes inflamed

  • The apparatus used to make the voice in living things

  • A term used to describe an animal with white paws

  • A hormone that increases the amount of glucose in the blood; secreted by the pancreas

  • Something that is sticky in substance

  • Something that has to do with the breakdown of sugar to lactic acid

  • Glucose in the urine of an animal

  • A female goat that is less than two years of age that has not yet had a kid

  • A lump of fat on an animal’s body, usually a sheep or cow

  • An enlargement of the thyroid due to an iodine deficiency

  • An animal’s coat that is yellowish-red in color

  • The gland that produces the gametes in male and female animals

  • A hormone that gives stimulation to the gonads

  • A procedure that is used to determine the angle at which the eye drains

  • An incision that is made into the anterior chamber of the eye as a method of glaucoma treatment

  • To pierce the body of a living thing with horns

  • A young goose or a goose that has recently hatched

  • A type of material that is found in the cotton plant; it is toxic to some animals with simple stomachs like swine

  • An animal with one parent of pure descent and one of unknown breeding or impure breeding

  • The term for an animal with ancestors that is not purely bred

  • Eggs that have been sorted for their quality and size

  • The process of classifying products or animals into levels of quality

  • The act of improving a flock by mating in purebred sires to improve the offspring, eventually making offspring eligible for registration as a purely bred animal

  • A part of tissue or organ that is used for transplant

  • The term used for animals that are fattened by feeding of grain

  • A unit of weight in the metric system, about 0.035 ounces

  • A method of staining to identify bacteria under a microscope

  • A type of seizure in which the patient’s muscles contract and they lose consciousness

  • Appearing like particles or small granules in texture

  • A type of cell in which there are grain-like parts in the cytoplasm

  • A type of cattle or other animal that has been fed at pasture rather than feed concentrate or grain

  • The term for a horse whose coat color is gray mixed with roan

  • The eating of grasses and plants that are low to the ground

  • To let animals feed on grasses or plants until they are completely gone from the area

  • The act of feeding animals with a range or pasture

  • Fat or lanolin

  • The term for a horse that has been ridden just once or twice and is not fully saddle broken

  • The term for geese that are fed quickly and marketed at ten weeks of age or thereabout at about 10 to 12 pounds

  • The term for hay that is still green after it has been cured

  • A pellet that is made from alfalfa or green roughage

  • A tendency for animals to flock together as a herd

  • Cartilage on bones

  • The area between the abdomen and thighs; the inguinal area

  • To wash or brush or otherwise care for the appearance of an animal

  • A chute in which cattle is confined while they are groomed for show

  • A pig that is anywhere from 50 to 100 pounds in weight

  • An increase in size or weight; may also refer to a tumor or gall

  • The hormones that stimulate growth of the body

  • A wound in an animal’s skin that is caused by the larva of the cattle grub

  • a grayish black coloring in many animals, such as the American quarter horse.

  • Another word for ‘esophagus’.

  • Any sheep or goat that has no teeth

  • A pouch filled with air in the Eustachian tube in horses

  • A living thing in which part of the body exhibits characteristics of a female and other parts display those of a male

  • A type of rope used in training or exercising a horse

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    A part of something that is elevated