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Common Digestive Conditions

Vomiting Act of bringing up partially or undigested foods
Diarrhea Feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.
Dehydration Loss of fluids in the body
Skin Turger Pinching the skin at the bass of the neck watching how fast the skin snaps back
Constipation Little or no bowel movement production
Colic Severe pain in the stomach common in horses
Gastric Dilition Vet term for bloating
Dilition Expand
Non Edible Can't be eaten or digested
Pica Will eat anything that they can get their mouth on
Anorexia Not eating
intussusception Part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine
Distended Swollen due to pressure from inside
Trocar Relieves animal bloat and gas accumulation by creating a hole for gas to leak out
Appetite A natural desire to satisfy a bodily need
Enema Fluid injected into the lower bowel by way of the rectum
Mucous Membranes Color of urin
IV Catheter Small, flexible tube placed into a peripheral vein in order to administer medication or fluids
Fiber Dietary material containing substances which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes.
Flanking Situated on each side of the animal or on one side of an animal
Bellowing Emit a deep loud roar, typically in pain or anger.
Twisted Stomach Is also known as bloat, it is an extremely serious condition,
Created by: DiVergigelis