Vet Terms

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  • A term used to indicate that something has the potential to happen all over, such as the presence of the house fly.

  • The organ used to produce milk in horses and ruminant animals; may also be referred to as the animal’s bag.

  • A tube-shaped tool that is designed to help inject a type of medicine into the teat.

  • A loss of tissue on top, exposing the tissue underneath it.

  • The spot in the wall of the abdomen in which the umbilical cord connects with the fetus; may also be referred to as the navel.

  • Hairs under the initial coat that are finer and softer than the outer coat

  • The thick, shorter hair that is found beneath an animal’s long, coarse coat

  • A medical condition in which the lower part of the jaw protrudes beneath the upper part of the jaw

  • The process of putting fewer animals in a particular area than a certain area would normally be able to handle

  • A word used to denote animals that have hooves

  • A condition of having only one side

  • Term used to refer to an animal that has one offspring at a time

  • Only having one end

  • The process of removing the reproductive organs of an animal; to castrate or remove the ovaries

  • Term used to indicate a horse that has no shoes on the underside of its hooves

  • The process of using a breed with superior qualities and mating it with one with less desirable qualities in order to improve the breed

  • The section of the respiratory system that contains the mouth, nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and epiglottis.

  • A term used to refer to an animal that is tall and/or lanky

  • The product of protein being metabolized; can be found in blood or urine

  • Waste in the blood; may also be referred to as uremic poisoning

  • A condition in which waste builds up in the bloodstream

  • The tubular shaft found between the kidneys and the bladder

  • A medical condition in which the ureter becomes distended.

  • The process of surgically removing the ureter

  • A condition in which a stone is found in the ureter.

  • The process of surgically repairing the ureter after illness or damage

  • A medical condition in which the ureter becomes narrow or constricted

  • A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.

  • A medical condition in which the urethra becomes inflamed

  • The creation of an opening between the skin and the urethra by surgical means

  • An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness

  • A mineral deposit in the urinary system; this is an abnormal condition

  • The process of inserting a tube into the urethra and into the bladder as a method of extracting urine.

  • A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to control their urination

  • A medical condition; implies that the patient is unable to completely empty their bladder

  • Also referred to as a UTI; a medical condition of the urinary tract and system in which the cells are damaged by microorganisms.

  • Part of the cloaca; the area where the ureter and vagina open up

  • A stone that can be found in the urinary bladder; may also be referred to as a cystolith.

  • A medical condition in which the bladder is filled in full or in part with bladder stones.

  • A medical professional who specializes in the study of the urinary system.

  • The study of the workings of the urinary tract and system.

  • The bodily process in which urine is produced and excreted.

  • The term for the gland near the tail feather that produces oil to create a waterproof characteristic in a bird; may also be referred to as the preen gland.

  • A swollen area that is known to itch; may also be referred to as a hive.

  • The process in which the uterus returns to normal size after parturition

  • The hollow bodily organ that holds the embryo and fetus and provides nourishment; only found in female animals.

  • A sac inside the inner ear of an animal; partly responsible for an animal’s sense of balance.

  • The term used to refer to the part of the eye containing the iris, the cilia, and the choroid.

  • A medical condition in which the uvea becomes inflamed.