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Horse Husbandry W3

TermDefinition
case history record of disorders, medications, immunizations, and other pertinent information about the individual horse
catatonic unable to move or communicate
caudal referring to a position near the tail
caustic chemical that burns tissue
cauterize to burn away tissue with chemicals or other sources of heat (to heal)
chestnut the bony growth on the inside of the horse's legs above the knees and below the hocks
chronic long-term, continued; not acute
clostridial pertaining to any of the many different species of the bacterial genus Clostridium
Clostridium genus of anaerobic bacteria. Many produce potent toxins which cause such diverse diseases as tetanus and botulism, some species are normal inhabitants of soil and feces.
clot semisolidified mass of blood
coagulate to cause to clo
Coggins test lab test to check for the equine infectious anemia (EIA) virus
colic abdominal pain, digestive disturbance
concave hollowed or rounded like the inside of a bowl
contusion injury to tissue without laceration, does not break the skin
convex like the outside of a sphere
corticosteroids a compound used to stimulate the proper functioning of the adrenal gland
cortisol hydrocortisone, the adrenal hormone affecting fact and water metabolism, muscle tone, nerve stimulation and inflammation
cortisone anti-inflammatory hormone
counterirritant agent that causes a superficial irritation, thereby stimulating the body's healing processes. Intended to relieve another deeper, chronic irritation.
debilitate to weaken
decongestant drug or substance that reduces congestion or swelling
dehydration condition in which water is lost from the body faster than it is taken in
dermatitis inflammation of the skin
dexamethasone generic name for a powerful, cortisonelike preparation used to control inflammation
dextrose one of the simplest sugars
diarrhea abnormal frequency and liquidity of fecal discharge
dicoumarin substance produced in fermentation of sweet clover, prevents blood clotting
digital pertaining to the pastern and foot of the horse
digital pulse wave of blood flow in the digital arteries leading to the foot
dilation stretching or expanding
dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) chemical that has a number of medicinal properties, including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic and is able to pass readily through the skin
dipyrone generic name for a drug used to relieve pain, fever and muscle spasms
disease any abnormal process associated with characteristic signs, may affect whole body or any part
disinfect to sterilize or destroy bacteria and or viruses
distal remote, farther from the center
distention state of being swollen or enlarged from internal pressure
diuretic substance that promotes the excretion of urine
dorsal toward the surface of the back
dysfunction disturbance or impairing of the function of an organ
edema abnormal collection of fluid in body tissues
electrolytes simple inorganic compounds that dissolve in water and are essential for many of the chemical processes in the body, we might use them when the horse is dehydrated, for example
embolism sudden obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot or foreign matter
endocrine secretions hormones secreted from the endocrine glands (including, among others, the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands) into the bloodstream, where they travel to and influence other parts of the body
endoscope an instrument for viewing the inside of body cavities
enteric pertaining to the intestines
enteritis inflammation of the intestines
enterolith intestinal stones, abnormal concretion, usually formed of mineral salts, in the intestine
Created by: enchantressa