~VETT118 Veterinary Medical Terminology
San Juan College Veterinary Technician
~Veterinary Medical Terminology by: J. Romich
capacity of the chest of trunk
raised V-shaped structure on distal surface of hoof
fleshy portion of either side of the face; forms the side of the mouth and continues rostrally to the lips
horny, irregular growths on the medial surface of the equine leg; in the front legs, the chestnuts are just above the knee; in the rear legs the chestnuts are near the hock
third incisors of equine
coronary band (coronet)
junction between the skin and the horn of the hoof
muscular area around and above the tail base
second incisors of equine
small keratinized mass of horn in a small bunch of hair on the palmar or plantar aspects of the equine fetlock
the area of the limb between the pastern and the cannon
side of the body between the ribs and ilium
in maned animals, the most cranial part of the mane hanging down between the ears and onto the forehead
V-shaped pad of soft horn between the bars on the sole of the equine hoof.
muscular portion of the hind-limb between the stifle and the hock
animal with hoofs
region of long, coarse hair at the dorsal boarder of the neck and terminating at the pole
two nostrils (including the skin and fascia) and the muscles of the upper and lower lip
central incisors of equine
area of the limb between the fetlock and hoof
Proximal interphalangeal joint (joint between the long and short pastern bones [phalanges I and II, respectively]) in ungulates.
lateral or medial side of hoof
palmar and planter surface of the hoof; irregular crescent-shapped bottom of the hoof
caudal part of the vertebrate column extending beyond the trunk
fusion between the wall and sole of the hoof
Part of the body between the neck and abdomen; the thorax.
Rostroventral protrusion of the mandible.
Forelimb joint formed by distil humerus, distal radius, and proximal ulna; between the ribs and ilium.
Projecting part of the ear lying outside the head; the auricle.
Sacral to tail head region of the back
Accessory claw of the porcine foot that projects caudally from the fetlock. Rudimentary first digit of dogs and cats.
Musculature of the upper thigh.
External throat, especially when fat or loose skin is present.
Upper lip and apex of the nose of swine.
Solid part of the tail.
Metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joint (joint between the cannon bone and the long pastern bone [phalanx I]) in ungulates.
Base of the tail where it connects to the body.
Cranial end of the hoof.
site of previous horn growth on the poll region of the head between the eyes and ears
part of the foreleg supported by the radius and the ulna, between the elbow and the knee
carpal bones (mid-lower front legs) carpus in ungulates
the rear or caudal region of the hoof
appendages suspended from the head
prostrusion of the wing of the ilium on the dorsal-lateral area of the ruminants
protrusion of the ischium bones just lateral to the base of the tail in ruminants
corresponds to the human knee, the joint connecting femorotibial and femoropatellar joint in quadrupeds
thoracic region of the back
distal interphalangeal joint (joint between the short pastern and coffin bones)
region over the dorsum where the neck joins the thorax and where the dorsal margins of the scapula lie just below the skin
pertaining to the foot
Mass of connective tissue, muscle, and fat covering the cranioventral part of the ruminant chest between the forelegs.
Third and fourth metacarpal (metatarsal) of the ruminant (not commonly used) also called the shin bone.
Distal interphalangeal joint (joint between the short pastern and coffin bones [phalanges II and III, respectively]) in ungulates.
Dorsal margin of the neck. root of the mane
Loose skin under the throat and neck, which may become pendulous in some breeds.
Region of the head between the eyes and ears.
Circumference of the chest just caudal to the shoulders and cranial to the back.
Hard covering of the digit in ungulates.
Hard; horny outer layer of the covering of the digit in ungulates.
Lumbar region of the back, between the thorax and pelvis.
Hollow area of the flank whose boundaries are the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae (dorsally), the last rib (cranially), and the thigh muscles (caudally).
Top of the head; occiput; nuchal crest; dorsal surface of the cranium
region around the large joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula
Femorotibial and femoropatellar joint in quadrupeds.
Tuft of hair at the end of the tail.
Nipple of mammary gland.