Vet Terms

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  • Anything that is created through a method of treatment

  • An illness that is created through a method of treatment

  • Another term for jaundice

  • A seizure or attack

  • Twins that come from one egg that separates after it is fertilized

  • Relating to a disease of unknown origin, which may or may not have arisen spontaneously

  • The removal of the ileum by surgery

  • A condition that results from inflammation of the ileum

  • The production of an opening between the wall of the abdomen and the ileum

  • The term for the last part of the small intestine, between the jejunum and the large intestine.

  • The term for when peristalsis of the intestines ceases

  • The bones in the pelvis

  • To tighten something with sutures

  • The act of overlapping surfaces that would normally oppose one another

  • Making something hold fast; not letting something move

  • The act of not being able to catch a certain disease or illness

  • To keep an animal free from disease by making it resistant through vaccination

  • Any substance that helps to create antibodies to resist an infection or disease

  • A type of antibody in the plasma; there are five of them

  • The study of the processes of the immune system

  • Something that makes the body more susceptible to disease

  • The reduction in the amount of resistance the body has to a disease

  • The blockage of an area with dry feed

  • Anything that is grafted into the body

  • An attachment of the zygote inside the uterus

  • Inability to reproduce; lack of virility

  • To make an animal pregnant

  • A wave that is transmitted through nerves and nervous tissue

  • The term for a mare that is pregnant

  • The term for an animal that is ready to mate with a male or in estrus

  • Inside the uterus

  • The term for living organisms inside the test tube

  • The term for creating a fetus by fertilizing egg and sperm in a Petri dish and then implanting the egg; artificial insemination.

  • Inside a living organism

  • A lack of desire for food

  • The dropping of urine at the wrong time or place

  • An animal whose parents show common ancestry; breeding between relatives

  • The mating of animals who are closely related, like father and daughter or brother and sister

  • To cut into, as in surgically

  • A cut into a body tissue or organ

  • The cutting of a piece of tissue or organ for medical examination

  • The term for the front teeth that are used for cutting

  • A type of gene that does not completely cover up its allele; co dominance

  • The ability to control excretions from the body

  • The process of turning an egg into a bird

  • A machine that provides the optimum environment for an embryo to develop

  • A medical condition in which the digestive process is disturbed in some way from something like too much food, spoiled food, etc.

  • An animal that will breed with any animal it can

  • The term for an animal that ovulates due to sexual activity

  • Any substance in feed that does not give nutritional value to the food, as in a filler

  • An area of necrosis that has been created by a slow down or stop in blood supply

  • To cause disease by introducing germs or fungus

  • Something that has the ability to be transferred from something to something else

  • A type of disorder that is caused by a pathogen, such as fungi or viruses in the body

  • Something that has the ability to infect a living thing

  • Less important, below, toward the bottom or back

  • Something that is not capable of reproducing

  • To attack something or take it over, as in the way ticks can infest a dog

  • The act of being taken over by a large number of something, usually parasites

  • A type of swelling or pain that is the body’s way of warding off injury, pain, or illness

  • An opening that is shaped like a funnel

  • To put a liquid or medicine into something

  • To take food in by mouth

  • Material that is absorbed through the mouth

  • The opening in the wall of the abdomen from where the testes move into the scrotum

  • A condition in which the bowels protrude through a thin area of the groin

  • Medicines that can be inhaled

  • The act of drawing something into the lungs by breathing

  • Transmitting genes from parent to child

  • A trait that has been determined by genes

  • To slow something down or cause it to stop

  • To mechanically introduce a substance into a living thing

  • To stimulate the nerves

  • To stimulate a body part through nerve action

  • The introduction of an animal to an organism in order to create a slight disease to induce immunity

  • A substance that affects the way that the muscles contract

  • An animal that breathes air and has a head, thorax, and abdomen

  • A type of chemical that inhibits the growth process of insects, leading to death

  • A chemical that kills insects by poison or fumigant

  • To put semen into a vagina during coitus or to do so artificially by a method other than intercourse

  • A tube made up of rubber or glass that is used to artificially inseminate a female animal

  • A disease that develops over an extended period of time

  • The process of drying and thickening due to evaporation

  • The set of knowledge that an animal has due to its genetics; behavior that is not learned

  • The lack of ability to perform properly at a functional level

  • Blowing a powder into the nose as a form of medication administration

  • A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose

  • Denotes an animal that is still able to reproduce or is free of cuts and scrapes

  • Having to do with the skin and hair as well as the sweat and oil glands in the body

  • Breeding within the family as a way of predicting desirable characteristics

  • Found between the cells

  • Found between the ribs

  • Crossing breeds

  • Found between the toes

  • A host that is not the primary host in which a parasite may reside for a portion of the life cycle

  • Found between the phalanges

  • A term that denotes an organism that has characteristics of both male and female

  • Something that refers to events that occur between different species of animals

  • An animal that is a cross between two species

  • The area inside a given tissue or organ

  • The swelling or inflammation of the bladder

  • The fluid that flows between the cells of a given organ or bodily tissue

  • Found between the ventricles

  • The padding found between the vertebrae that keeps them from rubbing together

  • The membranes that line the inside of the small intestine

  • The organisms and bacteria that are found inside the gastrointestinal system

  • The part of the digestive system found between the stomach and the anus

  • The term that is used to refer to something that occurs during surgery

  • The removal of cataracts and the capsule around them

  • Inside the cell

  • A method of artificial insemination where semen is placed inside the cervix and not the vagina

  • Found inside the cranium

  • Found inside the skin

  • Pins that are used to repair fractures

  • Found inside the muscle

  • Found inside the nose or the nostrils

  • The placement of medicine inside the nasal cavity as a form of administration

  • Found inside the eye

  • Administration of a vaccine by placing it inside the eye

  • Found inside the peritoneal cavity

  • Found inside the peritoneal cavity

  • Found inside the uterus

  • Found inside the vein

  • The word for an animal or plant that is not native to an area but is accidentally brought in somehow.

  • Inside the stomach

  • The introduction or insertion of one part into another part

  • The insertion of one part of the intestine into the next part

  • Turning something inside out

  • Designates an animal that has no spine

  • A teat that is turned upside down; usually has no function

  • The covering that contains part of a bone

  • The act of returning to normal size after swelling, usually has to do with an organ (like the uterus)

  • An atom that has a positive or negative charge

  • Something with an electrical charge

  • An additive to food that makes it more digestible and efficient in ruminants

  • On the very same side as something

  • The removal of part of the iris by surgical means

  • Denotes the iris and the cornea

  • The colored layer around the pupil

  • The medical condition that results from inflammation of the iris

  • A blood deficiency

  • The caudal bones in the pelvis

  • A type of tissue that appears the same as tissue around it when looking at ultrasound

  • The fusing of gametes; causes similarity in them

  • To keep one animal away from another for any reason

  • A thin piece of tissue that connects two larger parts of tissue

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    Denoting something that can be found between the atria