Uses the muscles in the wall of the abdomen to move air into the lungs and pump it back out. Normally an indicator of some type of respiratory condition or infection.
Area between the diaphragm and the pelvis.
Another name for abdominal cavity
A condition in which fluid collects around the vital organs located inside the abdomen. A side effect of liver disease or heart disease. Certain bacterial infections can also be a cause, as can certain types of cancer. Animal will likely have an extremely bloated midsection.
A procedure in which a needle is inserted into the abdomen of the animal to remove fluid. In most cases it is used to make a diagnosis of some sort in a sick animal.
The movement of something away from the animal's midsection.
The loss of use of an organ in particular. Usually a progressive condition and is inheritable. May occur in an organ, a tissue, or even the nervous system.
To take off of the teat or to stop from nursing; to wean an animal off of its mother's milk.
To completely take something out of something else. Verb is removal of a particular body part by cutting it out.
The surgical procedure of attaching the fourth stomach compartment to the abdominal wall.
In animals, the fourth of several stomach compartments. Also referred to as the true or real stomach.