Content tagged "glossary"

Skin Pliability Test

Horses Updated: July 17, 2008

The skin pliability test is a skin pinch test to determine if a horse is dehydrated. Usually the skin is pinched at the neck. If the skin stays raised and...

Parasites: Pinworms

Horses Updated: July 16, 2008

Pinworms (Oxyuris equi) can affect horse of all ages. The most noticeable clinical sign of pinworms is anal itching. Horses will be restless, may not eat...

Disease: Equine Botulism

Horses Updated: July 15, 2008

Botulism is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The bacterium is found in the soil. It's closely related to...

Curry Comb

Horses Updated: July 15, 2008

Curry combs come in many varieties and sizes. They can be rubber, metal, or plastic, depending on preference. For more information about grooming, check out...

Blind Spot

Horses Updated: July 15, 2008

A blind spot is an area where the horse cannot see. A horse's blind spots are directly in front (closer than 4 feet) and directly behind its body. It's...

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Geospatial Technology Updated: February 06, 2008

Energy from sunlight is called the electromagnetic spectrum. Energy in the form of light waves travels from the sun to Earth. Light waves travel similarly to...

Cervical dislocation

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: February 01, 2008

a killing method commonly referred to as "breaking the neck" that would more accurately be described as "snapping the spine." The goal is to quickly separate...


Horses Updated: January 08, 2008

Caslicks is an operation to partially suture together the lips of the vulva. Caslicks are used to prevent fecal contamination problems in mares that have...

Mane and Tail Comb

Horses Updated: December 10, 2007

There are two main types of mane and tail combs- plastic and metal. A comb is often used on the mane to remove tangles, but care should be taken to minimize...


Personal Finance Updated: August 03, 2007

A bond is a debt security, similar to an I.O.U. When purchased, a bond is a loan to some entity. These entities may include corporations, the US government,...

Asset Allocation

Personal Finance Updated: February 20, 2007

Asset Allocation Asset allocation is dividing a portfolio among major asset categories such as bonds, stocks, real estate, and cash to reduce the risk of the...


Personal Finance Updated: February 20, 2007

You can do several things to offset the impact of some types of risk. Diversifying your investment portfolio by selecting a variety of securities is one...

Dollar-cost Averaging

Personal Finance Updated: November 15, 2006

The process of making regular payments or investing the same amount periodically.

Mutual Fund

Personal Finance Updated: November 15, 2006

A pooled investment vehicle; its securities are managed for a fee by a professional investment group.

Blue-Chip Stock

Personal Finance Updated: November 14, 2006

A term, derived from the most expensive chips in a poker game, used to indicate the stock of companies with long records of growth and profitability; i.e.,...

Advance Directives for Health Care

Personal Finance Updated: November 14, 2006

Advance directives for health care are legal documents that enable you to plan for and communicate your end-of-life decisions in the event that you are...

Annual Report

Personal Finance Updated: November 14, 2006

A report that public companies are required to file annually that describes the preceding year’s financial results and plans for the upcoming year. Annual...

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