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Anemia

Red blood cells deficiency

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Anesthetic

Agent causing loss of feeling

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Antibody

Substance formed by the body to counteract antigens

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Aseptic technique

Procedure for preventing infection

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Atrophic rhinitis

The washing away of mucous membranes or glands

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Avulsion

Detaching or tearing away of a body part

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Bacteria

Microscopic plans often parasitic and disease causing

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Brucellosis

An infection caused by Brucella bacteria
Can be passed from animal to human

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Canine distemper

Virus of dogs marked by fever and breathing problems

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Canine parvovirus

Virus that causes a deadly disease in dogs

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Cardiomyopathy

Chronic disorder of the heart common in dogs

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Colic

Acute abdominal pain, common in horses

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Coagulant

An agent that produces blood clotting

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Convulsion

Uncontrolled violent muscle contractions

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Cortisone

Anti-inflammatory hormone

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Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes caused by pituitary disorder

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Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes caused by inadequate supply of insulin

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Dissociative agent

Anesthetic that chemically dissociates perception of pain

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Dyspnea

Difficulty breathing

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Emesis

Vomiting

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Endotracheal intubation

Placement of tube through the trachea

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Endogenius

Originating from within the organism

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Enzootic pneumonia

Infection of the lungs in specific kinds of animals

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Epiphysis

Part of Bone where growth occurs; often site of breakage in young animals

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Exogenius

Originating from outside the organism

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Feline urollithiasis

Condition in cats caused by mineral deposits in the urinary tract

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Halitosis

Bad breath

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Hematocrit

Laboratory Procedure to determine the percentage of red blood cells in the blood

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Hemophilia

Delayed blood clotting

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Hepatitis

Inflammation of the liver