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Chapter 7 Lab

Large Animal Behavior

TermDefinition
Abdominal Pinging Technique of identifying abdominal gas accumulations by simultaneous percussion and auacltation of the abdominal wall.
Alopecia The partial or complete absence of hair from regions of the body where it normally grows.
Abdominal Pinging Technique of identifying abdominal gas accumulations by simultaneous percussion and auacltation of the abdominal wall.
Alopecia The partial or complete absence of hair from regions of the body where it normally grows.
Aortic Stenosis Congenital cardiac anomlay resulting in resistance to flow of blood from the left left ventricle into the aorta.
Ataxia Uncoordinated gait usually assoiated with neurologic dysfunction.
Aural In or of the ear.
Axillary Under the armpit.
Barbering Behavioral problem in which the animal absessively grooms to the point of damaging the hair and skin.
Borborygmus Rumbling noiese caused by propulsion of gas and ingesta through the intestines.
Body Condition Score Estimate of body fat composition, with higher scores indicating overwieght or obese animals, and lower scores indicating thin or emaciating animals.
Colitis Inflammation of the colon.
Borborygmus Rumbling noiese caused by propulsion of gas and ingesta through the intestines.
Excoriation Skin lesions
Colitis Inflammation of the colon.
Excoriation Skin lesions caused by the self-trauma of scatching.
Fever Elevation of body temperature caused by a temporary increase in the body's thermoregulatory set point, usually caused by infection, inflammation, or neoplasia.
Halitosis A foul odor to the breath.
Glucosuria The presence of glucose in the urine.
Hyperthermia Elevation of body temperature caused by inadequate heat-dissipating mechanisms to overcome excessive ambient heat, without a change inthe body's thermoregulatory set point.
Hypothermia Abnormally low body temperature. The measured body temperature must be compared with what is normal for the age group because neonates have lower body temperatures than adults.
Hypovolemia Decreased circulating blood volume.
Icterus (jaundice) Yellow discoloration of tiissues, serum, or plasma due to the presence of bilirubin.
Ileus Functional loss of intestinal motility.
Mares Adult female horse.
Mentation Mental activity or acuity of a patieint.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Congenital cardiac anomaly that results in persistent vascular communiction between the aorta and the pulmonary artery.
Nares Nostrils.
Perinal Hernia Herniation of abdominal contents through the pelvic diapragm, resulting in swelling on either side of the anus.
Petechiation Small, visible, pinpoint hemorrhage lesios less than 1mm in diameter.
Pleural Effusion Fluid buildup in the space surrounding the lungs within the thorax.
Pneumothorax Abnormal accumulation of air in the space between the rib cage and the lung.
Polydipsic A condition evidenced by increased levels of thirst and excessive drinking.
Pruritic Itchy.
Pulmonary Edema Fluid buildup within the alveoli or interstitial spaces f the lung.
Pulse Deficiet As detected by simultaneuos cardiac auscltation and pulse palpation, a condition wherein each audible heartbeat is not accompanied by a palpable pulse wave.
Pulse Pressure The difference between systolic and diastolic pressures.
Pyometra Bacterial infection of the uterus with purulent fluid accumulation.
Renomegaly Enlargement of one or both kidneys.
Shock A condition of decreased perfusion and decreased oxygen delivery to vital organs.
Signalment The patient species, breed, age, sex, and reproductive status.
Stertor Inspiratory noise similar to snoring usually caused by obstruction to airflow at the pharynx or larynx.
Stridor A harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound usually caused by obstruction of airflow at the pharynx or larynx.
Created by: Chelenia