Vet & Veterinary Terms

A

abacterial

abattoir

abaxial

abdomen

abdominal breathing

abdominal cavity

abdominal effusion

abdominal wall

abdominocentesis

abduct

abiotrophy (n.)

ablactate

ablate

abomasopexy

abomasums

aboral

abort

abortive

abrasion

abscess

absolute age

absorption

absorption rate

abundance

acariasis

acaricide

acarid

acarine

acclimate

acclimatization

accommodation

accredited herd

accuracy of selection

acetabulum

acetic acid

acetic bacteria

acetic fermentation

acetone

acetonemia

achalasia

achondroplasia

acid

acid-fast

acidified silage

acidity

acidophilus

acidosis

acoustic

acquired character

acquired immunity

acre per animal unit month

acromegaly

acromion

acrosome

active agent

active immunity

actual analysis

actual use

acuity

acute

acute renal failure (arf)

acute toxicity

adaptability

adaptation

additives (n.)

addled egg

adduction

adenocarcinoma

adenohypophysis

adherence

adhesion

adipocyte

adipose

adjusted weaning weight (adjusted 205-day weight)

adjusted yearling weight (adjusted 365-day weight)

ad lib

ad lib feeding

ad libitum

adnexa

adrenal cortex

adrenalectomy

adrenal gland

adrenaline

adrenal medulla

adrenopathy

adventitious sounds

aerobe

aerogun

aerophobia

afebrile

afferent

aflatoxin

afterbirth

agalactia

agalactic mare

age class

aged horse

agglutination

agglutinins

agonal breathing

agonist

agonistic

agoraphobia

agostadero

agouti

agranulocyte

agrarian

agriculture

aids

air sacs

albidus

albino

albumin

albuminaria

albus

alcohol

alcohol-alizarin test

alcohol test

aleukia

alfalfa

alimentary tract

alkaline

allantois

allergen

allergy

allogamy

allopolyploid

allosomes

allotment

alopecia

alpaca

alter

alteration of generations

alternate grazing

alternate host

amasesis

ambidextrous

ambient

amble

ambler

amblotic

amblyopia

amino acids

amitosis

ammonia

amnesia

amniocentesis

amnion

amniotic cavity

amniotic fluid

amoeba

amotus

amphibian

amphigean

amphoteric

ampule

amputation

amylase

amylopsin

anabiosis

anabolism

anadipsia

anaerobe

anaerobic

anaerobic bacteria

anal

analgesia

analgesic

anal glands

analogous

anal sacculitis

anaphylaxis

anaplasia

anastomosis

anatomic position

anatomy

ancestor

ancestor merit

androgenesis

androgynized cow

anechoic

anemia

anesthesia

anesthetic

anestrous

aneurysm

angiocardogram

angiogram

angiopathy

angioplasty

angiorrhaphy

angora

anhydrosis

animal kingdom

animal rights

animal therapy

animal type

animal welfare

anisocoria

anisocytosis

ankylosis

anogenital distance

anomaly

anophthalmos

anoplasty

anorectal

anorexia

anoxia

antagonism

antagonist

antebrachium

antefebrile

antepartumtion of the body

anterior

anterior chamber

anterior pituitary

anterior presentation

anthelmintic

antiarrhythmic

antibacterial

antibiosis

antibiotic

antibody

anticarcinogen

anticoagulant

anticonvulsant

antidiarrheal

antidiuresis

antidote

antiemetic

antigen

antihypertensive

antimutagen

antineoplastic agent

antioxidant

antipruritic agent

antipyretic

antisepsis

antiseptic

antiserum

antispasmodic

antitoxin

antitussive

antivivisectionist

antler

antrum

anuria

anus

aorta

aortic semilunar valve

apathy

aperture

apex

aphakia

aphtha

Apia matter

aplasia

apnea

appendage

appendicular skeleton

appositional

approach

apterium

apterous

aqueous humor

arachnid

arachnoid

arch

archetype

arena

ark

arrector pilus

arteriectomy

arterioles

arterioplasty

arteriosclerosis

arteriotomy

artery

arthralgia

arthritis

arthrocentesis

arthrodesis

arthrodynia

arthrogram

arthrography

arthrology

arthropathy

arthropod

arthroscope

arthroscopy

arthroslecrosis

artificial hormone

artificial insemination

artificially acquired immunity

artiodactyla

ascending

ascites

ascorbic acid

asepsis

aseptic technique

asper

asphyxia

asphyxiation

aspirate

assay

assess

assessment

assimilation

asthenia

asthma

astomous

astringent

astrocyte

astrocytoma

asymmetrical

asymptomatic

asystole

atavism

ataxia

atelactasis

atherosclerosis

atlas

atomization

atonic

atopy

atraumatic

atresia

atrioventricular

atrioventricular node

atrioventricular valve

atrium

atrophy

attaint

attenuate

attenuation

atypical

aubin

auditory

auditory ossifies

aural

aural hematoma

auscultation

autoclave

autogenous vaccine

autoimmune disease

autoimmunity

autolysis

autonomic nervous system

autosome

autotrophic

autumn lag

available energy

average daily gain (adg)

avian

aviary

avicide

aviculture

avirulent

avitaminosis

avoidance

avulsion

axenic

axial feather

axial skeleton

axillary

axis

axon

axonal

azoospermia

azotemia

azoturia

B

babcock test

bacillus

backcross method

bacteremia

bactericide

bacteriolysis

bacteriophage

bacteriostat

bacterium

bacteriuria

bad mouth

balanced ratio

bald face

baldy

balk

ball and socket joint

balling gun

ballottement

banding

barbering

bareback

barium sulfate

barn book

barny

barnyard

bar pad

barred

barren

barren mare

barrier sustained

barrow

basal feed

basal metabolism

base narrow

base wide

battery

bay roan

bearing rein

beget

bellwether

benign

biceps

bicolor

bicornuate

bidentate

bifurcation

bilateral

bilateral symmetry

bile

bilirubin

billy goat

binomial

bioaccumulation

biohazard

biologist

biophages

biopsy

biotechnology

biotic potential

bipolar

birth weight

bishoping

bitch

bitting

black roan

blacksmith

blepharectomy

blepharitis

blepharoplasty

blepharoptosis

blepharorrhaphy

blepharospasm

blepharotomy

blinders

blindness

blind quarter

blind teat

blissom

blistering

blocky foot

blood horse

bloodline

blood pressure

bloody milk

bloom

blow-out

bluebag

blue-gray

blue roan

bobtail

bog spavin

bone

bone meal

bone plate

bone screw

bone spavin

boning

borborygmus

bos indicus

bos taurus

bougie

bovine

bovine somatotropin (bst)

bowman’s capsule

boxlock

box stall

brace

brace bandage

brachial

brachial plexus

brachium

brachycephalic

brachydont

bradford system

bradycardia

bradypnea

braining

brain stem

branch

brand book

brawn

bray

breastbone

breast collar

breathy

bred heifer

breech

breeching

breed association

breed character

breeder tom

breeding chute

breeding class

breeding herd

breeding hobbles

breeding house

breeding season

breeding unsoundness

breeding value

breedy

bridle

bridle wise

bright bay

brindle

bring forth

brisket

bristle

broad-spectrum

broiler

broken crest

broken ear

broken wind

bronc

bronchodilator

bronchopneumonia

bronchoscope

bronchospasm

broncoscopy

brooder house

brood hen

broodiness

brooding

broody

broody coop

brow band

brown-ticked gray

bruxism

buccal surface

buck

bucked knees

buckeyed

buck herd

bucking chute

buckling

buckskin

bulk bin

bulling

bullock

bull pen

bunker silo

bunodont

buphthalmos

burro

burry

bursa

bursitis

buster

butcher run

butler

butterfat

buttermilk horse

by-pass protein

by-product

C

circadian rhythym

D

Dacrocystitis

dacryoadenitis

dacryocystectomy

dacryocystotomy

dairy herd improvement association (dhia)

dairy type

daisy cutter

dam

dapple

data

daughter

daughter cell

deacon

dead mouth

dead weight

deaf ear

deafness

death loss

debarking

debeaker

debeaking

debilitated

debridement

decalcification

decay

deciduous teeth

decubital ulcer

deep

defecation

defect

deferred grazing

defibrillation

deficiency

deflea

deformity

degrease

degree of grazing

dehiscence

dehorn

dehorning clippers

dehydrate

dehydration

delactation

deleterious

delivery

delousing

demiluster

demyelination

dendrites

density

dental calculus

dental caries

dental cup

dental formula

dental pad

dental plaque

denticulate

dentin

dentition

deoxyribonucleic acid (dna)

depauperatum

depot fat

depraved appetite

dermal

dermatitis

dermatologist

dermatology

dermatomycosis

dermatophyte

dermatosis

dermis

descending

determinant growth

deutectomy

dewclaw

dewlap

deworm

dialysis

diaphragm

diarrhea

diastole

dickey

diecious

diestrus

dietary fiber

differentiation

diffusion

digestibility

digestible energy

digestible nutrient

digestible protein

digestive tract

digitigrade

dilate

dilation

diluent

dilute

diluted color

diluted feed

diluters

diopter

diplopia

dipping vat

disbud

disc fenestration

discharge

discriminate breeder

disease control

disease resistant

disinfect

disinfectant

dismount

disorientation

disposition

disqualification

dissect

distal

distal convoluted tubules

distal spots

distention

distichia

distichiasis

distributor

diuresis

diuretic

diverticulitis

diverticulum

dizygotic twins

dobbin

docile

dock

docking

doddie

doe

dogie

dogtrot

dolichocephalic

domesticate

dominance

dominant gene

donation

donkey

dorsal

dorsal plane

dorsal recumbence

dorsoventral projection

dosage

dosage interval

dose

dose syringe

double cross

double mating

double reins

double rigged saddle

downer

downy

draft animal

draining pen

drake

drawing blood

dressage

dressed weight

dressing comb

dressing loss

dressing percent

dress out

dress weight

drinking cup

drive-ins

drop band

droppings

dropsy

drug residue

dry band

dry cow

drying off

dry lot

dry matter

dry period

dry picked

dry rendered

dual purpose

dual use range

duckling

ductless glands

ducts

ductus deferens

dummy

dumpy

dun

dung

dunging pattern

dung locks

duodenum

dura mater

dust

dusting

dwarf

dyschezia

dyscrasia

dysecdysis

dysentery

dysfunction

dyspepsia

dysphagia

dysplasia

dyspnea

dysrhythmia

dystocia

dystrophy

dysuria

E

ear covert

eared

ear implant

early speed

ear notcher

ear notching

ear tag

ear tagging

easy keeper

ecchymosis

ecdysis

echocardiography

eclosion

e. coli

ecraseur

ectoderm

ectopic pregnancy

ectothermic

ectropion

eczema

edema

efferent

effete

efficacy

effluent

effusion

egestion

egg

egg cell

egg tooth

ejaculate

elastin

elastration

elastrator

elatus

electrical stimulation

electric prod

electrocardiogram

electrocardiograph

electro ejaculation

electro ejaculator

electroencephalogram

electroencephalograph

electrolute

electromyogram

elevation

emaciation

emasculate

emasculatome

emasculator

embolism

embolus

embryo

embryology

embryonic

embryonic vesicle

embryo sac

embryotomy

embryo transfer

emesis

emetic

emission

emphysema

emulsification

emulsify

enamel

encapsulation

encephalomalacia

encephalomyelitis

encephalopathy

enclosure

encrustation

encyst

endectocide

endemic

endocarditis

endocardium

endocrine

endocrinologist

endocrinology

endocrinopathy

endoctracheal intubation

endoderm

endogenous

endolymph

endometrium

endoparasite

endorphin

endoscope

endoscopy

endosteum

endothelium

endotoxin

enema

ensilage

ensile

enteric

enteritis

enterocolitis

enterostomy

entozoon

entrails

entropion

enucleation

enzymatic

enzyme

epaxial

ependyma

epicardium

epidemic

epidemiology

epidermis

epidural

epidural anesthesia

epidural hematoma

epiglottis

epilepsy

epinephrine

epiphora