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  1. Vagus Nerve
    A cranial nerve that passes into the thoracic cavity, through the diaphragm and into the abdominal cavity serving many organs of the chest and abdomen
  2. Protozoan
    Single celled organisms that are commonly found in the intestines of their hosts. They may have trophozoite and cyst life stages.
  3. Bacteria
    Single celled organisms that are the most numerous life form on earth. Incredibly prolific, they can live in a wide range of environments and infections can be mild to fatal
  4. Fungi
    Some have the physical appearance of a plant, but contain no chlorophyll. These are commonly skin bound pathogens, but can invade the body systems. These are known as molds and yeast.
  5. Disease
    General term for an abnormal condition
  6. Inflammation
    Tissue swelling normally accompanied by pain
  7. Infection
    Invasion by pathogenic organism within or on body
  8. Infestation
    Invasion by parasites on the skin, hair or surface of the animal
  9. Carnivore
    Animal that only eats meat
  10. Omnivore
    Animal that eats plants and meats
  11. Herbivore
    Animals that only eats plants
  12. Diaphragm
    The muscular sheet that separates the thoracic cavity and the abdominal cavity.
  13. Linea Alba
    The white line; the tendinous median on the ventral abdominal wall
  14. Mastication
  15. Incisors
    Teeth in the front of the mouth used for gnawing and grooming
  16. Deciduous
    Also called baby or milk teth
  17. Periodontitis
    Inflammation of the structures around the tooth
  18. Gingivitis
    Inflammation of the gums
  19. Reticulum
    This has a honeycomb inner surface, one of the four chambers of the ruminant stomach
  20. Pyloric Sphincter
    The sphincter muscle at the most distal end of the monogastric stomach
  21. Esophagus
    The tube that carries food from the pharynx to the stomach
  22. Hepatic Portal System
    Blood from the digestive system goes to the liver and products of digestion are processed
  23. Abomasum
    The true stomach of the ruminant digestive tract
  24. Duodenum
    the first part of the small intestine, extending from the pylorus of the stomach to the jejunum
  25. Colic
    Acute, severe abdominal pain; common in horses and similar to GVD in the dog
  26. Ascites
    Accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity
  27. Constipation
    Sluggish bowel with difficult or incomplete evacuation
  28. Rumen
    The microbial vat chamber of the compound stomach in herbivores
  29. Sciatic Nerve
    The largest peripheral nerve in the body that courses medially through the rear leg servicing the muscles of the thigh and stifle area
  30. Gizzard
    The ventriculus; the thick walled muscular organ in which mechanical digestion occurs in the bird
  31. Cloaca
    An organ of the digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems of avian and reptile species
  32. Coprophagia
    Eating of feces
  33. Ecdysis
    Shedding of skin
  34. Nematode
    A roundworm
  35. Cestode
    A tapeworm
  36. Trematode
    A fluke
  37. Proglottids
    The segments of the tapeworm that contain eggs with hexacanth embryos
  38. Toxoplasma
    A unicellular organism that infests cats and is dangerous to pregnant women
  39. Dipylidium Caninum
    Scientific name for the common tapewprm of dogs and cats
  40. Ophthalmic
    P. to the eye
  41. Otic
    P. to the ear
  42. Keratoconjunctivitis
    also called pink eye, is caused by a bacteria
  43. Peritomeum
    A lining around the inside of the abdominal cavity
  44. Cecum
    The divisional sac between the large and small intestines that plays a very important role in the digestion of the non-ruminant animal that eats only plants
  45. Cochlea
    The unit of the inner ear shaped like a seashell and delivers the sound waves from the ossicle bones to the auditory nerve for transmission
  46. Olfactory Bulb
    The well developed portion of the brain in the canine that is responsible for their keen sense of smell
  47. Sclera
    The opaque posterior portion of the fiberous coat of the eye
  48. Meibomian Glands
    Sebaceous glands on the margins of each eyelids
  49. Blepharospasm
    Squinting or excessive winking of the eyelids
  50. Eustachian Tube
    The tube that leads from the ear to the pharynx that functions to equalize pressure on either side if the tympanic membrane
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2013-07-09 06:57:55
VTA 130

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