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Animal Science2

Vocab for animal science

Merciful, painless killing of an animal, usually injured or ill euthanasia
Any animal or fowl eliminated from herd or flock due to poor quality, illness, disease, low production etc. cull
Used to clean, preventing the growth of microorganisms that may cause disease antiseptic
Condition existing at birth, but not hereditary (occurs during prenatal development) congenital
Torn or ragged wound, often caused by tearing laceration
Removal and examination of tissues for diagnosis biopsy
Relating to the skin cutaneous
Removal of the ovaries and uterus; neutering a female animal spay
Slipping of a body part from its normal position (uterine, vaginal, rectal) prolapsed
Pregnancy gestation
Period of milk secretion (usually from delivery to weaning) lactation
Digestive system made up of a four chambered stomach allowing the animal to eat roughages ruminant
Strong flocking instinct gregarious
The way an animal is put together confirmation
Fat covering condition/finish
Freedom from body defects soundness
Producing many offspring prolific
Difficulty during birth/delivery dystocia
Diarrhea scours
Personality (how and animal behaves) temperament
To take away from the mother; to stop nursing weaned
Supplemental feed given to young animals, usually high in protein, mature animals are kept out of feeders creep feeding
Any drug used for expelling or killing stomach and intestinal worms anthelmintic
Combining a number of things together to create something else synthesize
An animal produced from the crossing or mating of two animals of different breeds to get a desired result hybrid
Age of sexual maturity, capable of sexual reproduction puberty
Capable of being passed from animal to animal contagious
to destroy or kill disease producing organisms disinfect
diseases incapable of spreading from animal to animal non-contagious
having a resistance to a specific disease immunity
poisonous substance of microbial, vegetable, or animal origin toxin
an agent capable of destroying or severely inhibiting microorganisms from causing disease antiseptic
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