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Vet Term ch 4 MCC

head to toe (and all parts inbetween)

TermDefinition
barrel capacity of chest or trunk
bars raised v-shaped structure on distal surface of hoof (the divots around the frog)
cannon bone 3rd metacarpal of a horse, also called the shin bone
cheek fleshy portion on either side of the face
chest thorax, body between the neck and abdomen
chestnuts (old digits) near the knee on front legs and the hock on back legs
coffin joint the joining of the coffin bone (hoof) and the short pastern
corners 3rd incisor in equine
coronary band junction between the skin and the horn(hoof) (also called coronet)
crest root of the mane. on the neck
croup muscular area around and above the tail
cutters 2nd incisors of equine
dock solid part of the tail
elbow distal humerus proximal radius and proximal ulna (close to the shoulder)
ergot small keratinized mass of a horn.(old digits)
fetlock between the pasture and the cannon bone
fetlock joint joint that attaches the cannon and fetlock bone
flank side of the body between the ribs and the ilium
forelock cranial part of the mane hanging on the forehead
frog the V-shape pad of soft horn between the bars of the sole on an equines foot
gaskin the muscular portion on the hind limb between the stifle and the hook
heart girth circumference of the chest behind the front legs
heel caudal Region of the hoof that has an area of soft tissue called the bulb
hock tarsal joint
hoof hard covering of the digit in ungulates
ungulate hoofed animal
hoof wall the hard horny outer layer of the hoof (the toenail)
knee the carpus in ungulates
loin lumbar region of the back between the thorax and the pelvis (lower back)
mane long coarse hair along the neck ending at the pole
muzzle two nostrils and muscles of the upper and lower lip
pole top of the head
nipper central incisors of equine
paralumbar fossa hollow area of the flank (dorsal)
pastern area between the fetlock and hoof
pastern joint connects the fetlock and the pastern (p1 & P2)
Quarter lateral or mid side of the hoof (sides of the hoof)
shoulder region around the joint between the humerus and scapula (scapula = collar bone)
sole Palmer or planter surface of the hoof crescent shape (palm)
stifle joint joint between tibia and femur (stifle)
tail vertebrae column extending beyond the trunk.
tail head base of the tail where it connects to the body
teat nipple of the udder
toe cranial side of the hoof
udder mammary gland
white line fusion between the wall and the sole of the hoof
withers hump at the bottom of a mane
brisket dangled fat on a bovines chest
dewclaw accessory claw of the ruminant foot from the fetlock
dewlap loose skin around the chest and neck
forearm between the elbow and the knee
forehead between the eyes
pedal pertaining to the foot
pins protrusion of the ischium bones just lateral to the base of the tail in ruminants
ruminants mammals that are omnivores and have more than one stomach
switch tuft of hair at the end of a tail
chine thoracic region of the back (behind the whither)
hooks protrusion of the wing of the ilium on the dorsal lateral area of ruminants
horn butt pole region between the eyes and ears of previous horn growth
rump the butt
wattle appendage suspended under the head on the chin (usually on goats)
ham upper thigh of swine
jowl external throat of swine, especially when loose skin and fat is present
snout upper lip and apex of the nose of swine
chin protrusion of the mandible
pinna projecting part of the ear lying outside the head (auricle)
Created by: mtalbot