Vet Terms

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  • The term for a type of fur on cats that have two colors, spotted or striped

  • A medical condition in which the patient has an abnormally fast heartbeat

  • The term for rapid breathing

  • Equipment used for riding horses or driving horses

  • The harness of a draft horse

  • The term for an animal in poor physical condition

  • The ability of a lizard to shed its tail

  • The crupper on a horse’s harness

  • The part of the tail where it attaches to the bod

  • A device that is used to force a horse to hold its tail up high; may also refer to the position of the tail on an animal

  • The term for an animal whose tail has been docked or removed

  • A type of restraint method used for cattle in which the tail is grabbed and raised; may also be called tail jacking

  • The contamination of milk; may also indicate the contamination of something

  • The claw of a bird, usually found on birds of prey

  • The term for a needle with a round tip; it allows for piercing of tissue without allowing it to be torn

  • A single layer of cells

  • A type of parasitic worm; it is flat and made up of segments

  • The removal of the tarsal plate by surgery

  • The medical procedure in which the eyelids are sutured together

  • The science of classifying animals into species, family, genus, etc.

  • A way of finding out whether or not a mare is in heat by putting a stallion in front of her and seeing if she accepts

  • A nipple, as in on ruminants and equine animals

  • A cavity in an animal’s udder where milk is collected before it leaves through the teat

  • The part of the milking machine that fastens to the animal’s teat; this is where the milk is drawn out into.

  • The dipping of the teat into a type of disinfectant as a means of preventing mastitis

  • The inflammation of bodily tendons

  • A connective tissue that attaches muscles to bones

  • The removal of a tendon or part of a tendon by surgery

  • Bands of muscle that are smooth in texture

  • The division of a tendon by surgery

  • Any agent that causes the appearance of defects in the development of embryos

  • Something capable of producing defects in a fetus

  • The sex organ of male animals; used in the production of sperm

  • The male sex organ used to produce spermatozoa

  • The male sex hormone, used in sex drive and the development of masculine qualities

  • A type of nervous system disease in which the patient is unable to regain control over certain muscles, usually those in the neck and jaw

  • Muscle spasms

  • The paralysis of an animal’s four limbs; quadriplegia

  • A type of organism with four haploid sets of chromosomes in its cells

  • The part of the diencephalon that is responsible for the transmission of sensory impulses

  • A person whose profession is to study the reproductive systems in animals

  • The reproductive cycles of animals

  • Vitamin B

  • The cavity that connects to the fourth ventricle in the diencephalon

  • Pertaining to the chest

  • A space in the chest that holds the ribs, heart, and lungs; the chest cavity

  • The puncturing of a hole in the wall of the chest as a means of drawing out fluid or air

  • An incision made into the chest wall

  • The breeding of plants and animals for domestic purposes

  • The ability of an animal to use food properly

  • The part of the bridle that holds the brindle under the head

  • A type of nucleated cell used for clotting

  • A type of medical condition in which thrombus is created within the blood vessels

  • The collection of blood that is attached to the inside of a wall or vein

  • Another word for a horse’s thigh

  • The removal of the thymus by surgical means

  • A neoplasm that occurs as related to the thymus

  • A gland found near the midline of the chest cavity; found mostly in young animals

  • A gland found in the neck of humans and animals that secretes glands responsible for metabolic rate, calcitonin, and others.

  • The removal of all of the thyroid gland or just part of it through surgical means

  • A medical condition in which the thyroid gland becomes inflamed

  • The enlargement of all or part of the thyroid gland

  • Anything that can be transmitted through ticks

  • A group of cells designated for specialized function that is similar in function to one another

  • The act of punching holes in the membrane between the toes of birds; this is used for identification purposes

  • The term that is used to describe an animal that walks with his feet pointed outwards

  • An animal whose coat is made up of short hairs

  • A medicine that is used to make the bodily system healthier as a whole; may also refer to certain contractions of the muscles

  • A type of instrument that is used to measure intraocular pressure

  • A medical condition in which the tonsils are inflamed

  • A tool that is used to fill the teeth of horses

  • The term for hairs on a coat that are smooth and stiff; may also be known as guard hairs

  • A crest of feathers atop the head of certain birds, usually just for aesthetic purposes

  • A medical condition in which the cervical muscles are contracted and cause the neck to be tense as well.

  • A type of fur found on felines in which the coat is splotched with orange and black

  • A type of band that is used to assist in the drawing of blood or to stop bleeding

  • A condition of the blood in which the blood is poisoned due to the absorption of poisons

  • The state of being poisonous or having poisonous qualities

  • The windpipe; it carries air from the bronchi to the mouth

  • A medical condition in which the windpipe is inflamed

  • The medical procedure in which the windpipe is surgically altered or repaired

  • The creation of an opening into the trachea, usually for the insertion of a tube

  • An incision into the trachea

  • The driving of types of livestock from place to place

  • Moving across an ovary or through the ovary

  • Movement across or through a placenta

  • A line (imaginary) that divides the body into cranial and caudal; may also be referred to as the horizontal plane.

  • A type of parasitic flatworm, like the liver fluke found in sheep

  • Trembling involuntarily

  • An instrument, much like a saw, that is used to cut into bone and tissue

  • A ball of hair

  • A type of lipid that moves through the bloodstream

  • The term used to refer to an organism with three chromosomes of the same type

  • A type of needle-like tool that is used to puncture a cavity and draw out fluid or air

  • A broad projection of a bone, usually large and flat

  • A stallion that is used for determining whether or not a female is in heat

  • A type of amino acid that is essential for the rebuilding and repair of damaged tissues in humans and animals

  • The positioning of a horse’s foot in a tub of hot water and washing soda as a means of softening the hoof

  • A mass of tissue with no real function; may be malignant or benign

  • A membrane-like covering

  • Bones inside the nasal cavity

  • The fullness of something due to the amount of fluid inside it

  • The offspring (female) of a turkey cock and a hen

  • A large or overgrown tooth in a boar

  • The chambers that hold the middle ear at the bottom of the skull

  • The detection of free gas with the use of resonance