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Animal Vet&Zoo

Animal Management, Veterinary Nursing & Zoological Studies nouns/terms

Classification of animals which are most active at night. Examples include bats and badgers. Nocturnal
Classification of animals which are most active during the day. Examples include iguanas and blackbirds. Diurnal
Classification of animals which are most active at dawn and dusk. Examples include owls and chinchillas. Crepuscular
Animal which eats only plants, not other animals. Examples include cows and horses. Herbivore
Animals which are able to eat both plants and other animals. Examples include chimps and crows. Omnivore
Animals which eat only other animals for food, not plants. Examples include dolphins and polar bears. Carnivore
System of vessels in the body associated with draining fluids. Lymphatic
System of vessels in the body associated with blood flow and carrying oxygen around the body. Circulatory
Drugs used to eliminate pain whilst keeping a patient conscious. Analgesics
Molecules in the blood which can destroy bacteria and help against infection and disease. Antibodies
An animal cannot be infected by a disease if it has this. It means the animal has certain antibodies in its blood which render a certain disease or bacteria unable to harm it. Immunity
The process of keeping an individual who may have been exposed to diseases in isolation for a set period, in order to see if any symptoms appear so the animal can't infect others. Quarantine
Taking a sample of a population of animals and testing them for certain things (like diseases) to establish the overall health of the population. Screening
How poisonous a substance is to plants or animals. Toxicity
Group of warm-blooded animals which feed their young with milk. Examples include humans and tigers. Mammal
Group of warm-blooded animals which often have the ability to fly, and are covered in feathers. Examples include penguins and eagles. Bird
Group of cold-blooded animals which live primarily on land. They lay eggs like birds. Examples include iguanas and turtles. Reptile
Group of cold-blooded animals which live both on land and in water. They depend upon keeping their skin wet for survival. Examples include frogs and toads. Amphibian
Group of cold-blooded, water-dwelling animals which breathe through gills. Examples include sharks and cod. Fish
A substance given to reduce tension. Can result in temporary drowsiness and loss of motor function. Sedative
Medication used to reduce pain. Can be applied locally (topical) or to the whole body, often through and injection or gas (general). Anaesthetic
Small, common tool for cutting soft tissue with a sharp blade. Scalpel
Device for injecting or taking samples with a needle. Syringe
A health condition which impairs normal functioning. Examples include cancer and flu. Disease
Usually bacterial, an area of tissue or an organ may become this if not kept clean. Infected
The state in which a female has a fertilised egg in her body. Pregnant
Female reproductory cell. These remain in a female's body and are fertilised by sperm. Egg
Male reproductory cell. These enter a female body and fertilise an egg. Sperm
Name for animals in the dog family. Examples include wolves, dingoes and foxes. Canine
Name for animals such as cows and bulls. Bovine
Name for animals in the cat family. Examples include lions, tigers and cheetahs. Feline
Name for animals in the horse family. Examples include horses, ponies and donkeys. Equine
Name for animals in the rat family. Examples include mice, gerbils and chinchillas. Rodent
Organ most associated with the circulatory system. Heart
Organs most associated with the respiratory system. Lungs
The body system concerned with breathing. Respiratory
Organ most associated with liquid waste. Bladder
Organ most associated with digestion off food. Stomach
Created by: sjohnson