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Vet & Veterinary Terms

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  • The term used to refer to a stray or lost animal, as in a sheep

  • Any bird or mammal that has a body temperature higher than their environment

  • Any area in which rabbits are bred, kept, and raised

  • A type of growth or tumor on the skin of an animal; it is covered with epithelial and looks much like the body part it is attached to.

  • To remove an animal from a dependent state on the milk of its mother

  • A device that can be used to help assist a young animal in becoming independent of its mother’s milk

  • A type of ring with spikes on it; it is attached to the muzzle of a young animal to keep the mother from allowing it to nurse.

  • The term used to refer to an animal that has just been taken off of its mother’s milk.

  • The name for a certain tumor

  • A group of female animals with young that are young enough to nurse

  • A female horse that has given birth and is nursing a foal

  • The term for sheep with lambs who are still suckling

  • A smooth, raised wound that itches

  • The process of delivering canine young; the birthing of canines

  • A type of worm that lives in the intestines of certain living things; a type of parasite

  • a) The term used to refer to a wild animal b) The term used for a seedling that is grown without the help of a nursery

  • The process of injecting a vaccine into the skin underneath the elbow on a bird

  • In poultry terms, the lack of egg production during the winter months

  • The dorsal part of the horse between the scapula

  • The first molar in a horse; this tooth is shed as the horse ages

  • A term used to refer to a spot on the body of cattle; it may protrude and is known to contain worms

  • Term used to refer to an animal to whom a deworming agent has been administered.

  • The tail of an animal that is permanently cocked to one side

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