Vet Terms

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  • A medical condition in which an animal possesses an abnormally large amount of fat in the body

  • A type of organism that only has the ability to live in a free oxygen environment

  • An organism that only has the ability to live in an environment free of free oxygen

  • A type of parasite that must be confined to a certain type of host and can only survive as a parasite

  • A type of micro organism that gets its nutrients from dead tissue and inorganic materials

  • A type of organism that depends on another organism to exist

  • A beam that passes through the body at a certain angle

  • A type of chain used by a vet to help animals to deliver their young; used with cows and horses and helps to provide enough traction for the young.

  • The form of medicine that handles the birthing of young and the care of the mother during pregnancy

  • The blockage of a passage or canal

  • Depressed

  • The surface of a tooth designed for chewing

  • The type of contact that occurs between the teeth where chewing is concerned

  • Something that is difficult to view; partially or fully hidden

  • A form of bone spavin that occurs at the hock in a horse

  • Anything having to do with the eye

  • A type of tumor that forms in tissue before teeth are formed

  • The right side as pertaining to a horse

  • The part of the carcass that is inedible; includes certain organs and tissue in an animal that has been slaughtered

  • The term for an animal’s young

  • A type of gland found at the base of a chicken’s tail that secretes a type of oil used in preening

  • Salve; usually made of fat or petroleum and is often used for medicinal purposes

  • The term for a sheep over one year old that has lamb teeth

  • Anything having to do with an animal’s sense of smell

  • A type of cell with very few dendritic hairs or branches

  • A medical condition in which few sperm are found in semen

  • A medical condition in which nutrients are lacking

  • A medical condition in which there is not enough urination

  • The term for the third compartment in the stomach of ruminant animals

  • A type of animal that lives off of both animal products and plant products

  • The term for an animal that is being fed grain or milk, usually for the production of meat

  • The term for livestock that is being allowed to graze on pasture

  • The study of cancer and tumors

  • The process of development when it comes to living things; from egg to adult

  • The process of surgically removing the claw of an animal

  • An infection of the claw by fungus

  • The stage in the life of certain parasites in which they are encapsulated and usually passed through droppings

  • The processes in which germ cells are produced by female animals

  • The first germ cell produced

  • An egg that is expelled with no shell

  • The removal of one or both ovaries by surgery

  • The term for a female cow that is not yet pregnant

  • A mass of animals that allows for the entry of other animals

  • The process of allowing a band of animals to spread out and graze

  • A large area in which animals are allowed to graze unrestricted

  • The term for sheep with little to no wool over their eyes

  • A medical condition in which the eye ball or lining becomes inflamed

  • Anything having to do with the eye or care of the eye

  • A professional skilled in the study of the eye

  • The study of the parts and health of the eye

  • A type of tool used to look inside the eye

  • The ability to create a disease where a disease might not normally be found, usually due to an ill timed or unlikely weakness

  • A condition in which the nerves in the brain having to do with vision become crossed

  • A blind spot in the eye

  • The perfect environment for an organism to thrive in

  • The removal of the testes through surgical means

  • A condition in which the testes become inflamed

  • Anything produced by animals or originating in animals; also has to do with chemical compounds that have carbon in them

  • Any living thing made of cells

  • A type of chemical element in which organisms are not able to exist

  • Anything having to do with the senses, like taste, temperature, smell, etc.

  • Any body entrance or exit

  • The process of passing a stomach tube from the mouth to the stomach

  • The part of the throat that is found between the soft palate and the epiglottis

  • A person whose profession is charged with preserving or restoring parts of the skeletal system

  • The bone inside the penis of canine animals

  • A type of organism that is known to grow in a solution high in osmotic pressure

  • The transfer of water through a type of membrane

  • The amount of pressure required to cause osmosis to stop

  • The production of bone

  • Pain in the bones

  • Removal of the bone through surgical means

  • A medical condition in which the bone becomes inflamed

  • A disease of the joints in which the cartilage and bone become degenerative

  • A cell that is used in the formation of bones

  • The degeneration of bone after regeneration

  • A bone cell

  • The loss of calcium salts in bones; this causes fragility. This condition is found in horses, pigs, goats, dogs, and certain types of animals

  • The study of the bones

  • The softening of the bones; not normal in animals

  • A medical condition in which bone and bone marrow becomes inflamed

  • A medical condition in which bone tissue dies

  • A projection that can be found at the area where cartilage has begun to degenerate; sometimes they are free floating

  • A medical condition in which bone porosity increases and bone density decreases

  • A neoplasm made up of bone, malignant in nature

  • An incision made into bone

  • Pain of the ear

  • Anything having to do with the ear

  • A medical condition in which the ear becomes inflamed

  • Inflammation of the external parts of the ear

  • Inflammation of the inner part of the ear

  • Inflammation of the middle parts of the ear

  • A stone found in the utricle

  • An infection of the ear due to fungus

  • A disease of the ear

  • A surgical repair made to the ear

  • A discharge of pus from the ear

  • Discharge from the ear

  • A type of instrument used to look inside the ear

  • Something that is poisonous to the ear

  • Young from parents that are not related

  • Mating between animals who are not at all related

  • The word for female eggs

  • The thin membrane between the middle ear and inner ear

  • The result of the accumulation of fluid in the female gonads

  • Anything that is known to kill parasites while they are still eggs

  • The term for the tubes that run from the uterus to the ovary; fallopian tubes

  • The production of the female gamete

  • The germ cell that is used in creating the female gamete

  • The name for the species to which sheep belong

  • Eggs that produce young

  • The laying of an egg

  • The gonad, made up of the tissue of the ovaries and the testicles

  • The process of the maturation and release of eggs

  • The mass that becomes the seed after fertilization

  • The female gamete

  • Enzymes that are oxidizing

  • A chemical change that has to do with adding oxygen or something like it

  • Any substance that is created when oxygen and hemoglobin are formed together

  • A type of hormone that is released during parturition that aids in the contraction of the uterus and causes milk to be released

  • A discharge of the nose that is caused by the inflammation of the mucous membranes; has to do with a disease of the nose bones