Vet Terms

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  • A type of horse that does not belong to a particular breed

  • The term for a female goat; used incorrectly

  • The back of the neck of a certain animal

  • A medical condition in which sleep comes uncontrollably

  • An opening in the nasal cavity; also referred to as the nostril

  • A type of antibiotic that only works on gram-negative or gram-positive bacteria

  • The cartilage between the nasal cavities

  • The nose and the stomach

  • The placement of a tube between the nose and the stomach

  • The part of the throat above the soft palate

  • A disease that is caused by an organism indigenous to an environment

  • A type of hybrid breeding that takes place without the help of people

  • An organism that preys upon or is preyed upon by another animal in nature

  • An immunity that is found naturally in certain plants or animals

  • The process in which certain plants or animals are eliminated from an environment and do not carry on in an environment

  • The upset of the stomach; the urge to throw up

  • The left side of a horse

  • The making of a fine mist; usually used to administer certain drugs

  • Turning a horse a certain way by laying the reins on the neck and not pulling on the bit

  • The term for a long rope tied around a horse’s neck; used to lasso cattle

  • An examination of the inside of a dead body; used to determine the cause of death; may also be referred to as an autopsy

  • A condition of dead tissue

  • Having to do with dead tissue

  • The process in which a needle is inserted into tissue to remove tissue

  • The sharp teeth that are present when piglets are born; there are eight of them and they are often clipped

  • A newborn less than four weeks old; belonging to certain species

  • The study of newborn living things

  • The removal of a kidney through surgical means

  • A medical condition in which the kidney becomes inflamed

  • A kidney stone

  • The condition in which kidney stones are present

  • The condition that occurs when a kidney is affixed to the abdominal wall

  • The condition that results when the kidneys become hardened

  • An abnormal medical condition involving the kidneys

  • A poison that causes damage to the kidneys

  • A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body

  • A group of nerves that run through one another

  • Pain in the nerves

  • The removal of a nerve through surgical means

  • A medical condition that results when the nerves become inflamed

  • The connection of nerves to one another

  • A neoplasm that is made up of nervous tissue

  • The cells that support the nervous system; are also referred to as glial cells

  • The back of the pituitary gland

  • The membranes that cover the outside of the nerve fibers

  • A person who specializes in the study of the nervous system

  • The study of the nerves

  • The area found between the muscles and the endings of the nerves

  • The most basic element of the nervous system

  • The repair of a nerve through surgical means

  • The act of suturing the ends of a broken nerve together

  • An incision made into a nerve

  • Something that has poisonous conditions to the brain and nerves

  • Any sub stance that allows impulses to be transmitted from one neuron to the next

  • To alter a male animal so that it is unable to reproduce

  • A decrease in the number of neutrophilic leukocytes in an animal’s blood

  • One of the vitamins in the B- complex group; also known as nicotinic acid

  • Softly neighing (in horses)

  • The part of the lining of the eye that covers the cornea when the eyelids close

  • The two middle incisors on a horse

  • An egg of a louse

  • A type of gas found in air and soil

  • Pure white

  • Something that is known to cause pain

  • Any receptor that is stimulated by pain or injury

  • Urination at night in excessive amounts; abnormal

  • A horse that nods its head while it walks

  • A small lump or mass of tissue

  • Fibers that are removed from wool while combing

  • Any additive that has no nutritional value

  • Something that cannot be spread from one living thing to another

  • A type of amino acid that can be synthesized naturally by an animal’s body

  • Cannot be charged with electricity; lacks electrical ions

  • Cannot move

  • Cannot produce disease

  • Certain nitrates or amino acids that may be toxic to certain livestock in certain forms

  • Does not pose a poisonous threat to a plant or animal

  • A type of tool that is fitted over an animal’s nose to keep it under control for shoeing or other operations

  • A metal ring that snaps into a bull’s nose and is used to lead it around

  • A bag of feed that is hung over a horse’s nose and allows them to eat while walking

  • A type of disorder caused by a pathogen that is contracted in a clinic

  • The act of putting a slit in animals’ ears for identification purposes

  • Any disease that must be reported to the appropriate authorities when diagnosed

  • The protoplasm found inside the nucleus

  • The term for a female that has never been with child

  • A female that has never given birth

  • A blanket placed beneath a saddle for the purpose of soaking up sweat

  • A calf that is still on the teat

  • Any nutritious substance found in food

  • The utilization of certain elements of food as it is metabolized; ensures that it does the body of an animal some good

  • Any additive that has some value to the food, like a vitamin

  • The capacity that feed has to give nutrition to livestock

  • The lack of ability to see at night

  • An increased (abnormal) desire for sex in female animals

  • The involuntary rhythm of the eye at night