Content tagged "glossary"

Perennial Plant

Blueberries Updated: December 07, 2014

Perennial Plant. A plant that has a life span of 3 or more years.From: Society for Range Management. 1998. Glossary of terms used in range management, fourth...

Disease: Equine Influenza

Horses Updated: October 14, 2014

Equine Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease, which spreads rapidly among susceptible horses. It is rarely fatal except in young horses. The...

Grape Glossary

Grapes Updated: July 16, 2014

A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T V W X YEn Español AAbiotic natural control; Abscission layer; Absorption; Acclimation; Acid soil; Acropetal; Active...

Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD)

Bovine Virus Diarrhea (BVD) is a disease caused by a virus, resulting in numerous problems, such as damage to the digestive and immune systems, pneumonia,...

Rinderpest

Rinderpest (Cattle Plague) is an infectious viral disease of ungulates including cattle, wildebeest, water buffalo, antelope, sheep and goats. Rinderpest...

What Is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)?

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), established in 1972, is a branch of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The mission of APHIS is...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

The acronym HACCP stands for "Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point" (pronounced 'hás•sip'). HACCP is a food safety management system that is increasingly...

Feather-Sexing Ducks

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: June 13, 2013

To feather-sex ducks, or determine the gender of ducks on the basis of their feathers, use the following guideline: A male duck, or drake, displays nuptial...

Clostridium botulinum

Keith R. Schneider, Mickey E. Parish, and Renée M. Goodrich Botulism is caused by the nerve toxins produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, and can...

Pin Feathers

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: May 23, 2013

A pin feather is a developing feather. A bird has down feathers when it hatches, and it grows mature feathers a few weeks later. Birds also grow new feathers...

Dental Star

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Dental stars are marks that appear in the central pulp cavity of the teeth as the horse ages. After some wear has occurred on the teeth, the central pulp...

Legumes

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Legumes are plant species commonly used as a forages for horses. They typically have a higher nutrient content than grass forage species.Alfalfa is the most...

Extruded Feed

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Extruded feeds are ground feeds that are forced through a die under pressure and steam heat. The final product is a feed that has the consistency of dry dog...

Navicular Disease

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Navicular disease is the name given to the pain in the area of the navicular bone. It may involve inflammation of the navicular bursa, cartilage or tendon...

Disease: Hemophilia A

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Hemophilia A is an inherited disease of Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Arabians, and Standardbreds. The disease is transmitted by an X-linked mode of...

Crossbuck Pack Saddle

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Crossbuck is a type of pack saddle that is usually rigged for a double cinch and is best suited for carrying hanging panniers. The crossbuck is the saddle...

Clinch Cutter

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

A clinch cutter consists of two parts, the blade and the point. The blade, preferably an inch wide, is used to cut or to raise clinches. It is placed under...

Bishoping

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Bishoping is the act of changing the appearance of equine teeth to make the horse look younger.This process can involve such processes as filing down the...

Sliding Plates

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

Sliding plates are shoes used on the back feet of reining horses to help them slide across the ground while they are in the sliding stop.Sliders should be...

Rocker-toe Shoe

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

The rocker-toe shoe is frequently used in conjunction with the egg bar to alleviate tension on the deep flexor tendon at the moment of breaking over. The...

Digital Cushion

Horses Updated: April 15, 2013

The digital cushion is a wedged-shaped structure with a fibro-fatty composition in the foal and in the colt, and it hardens into a fibrocartilagineous tissue...

Torticollis

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 05, 2012

A twisted or wry neck, which is an abnormal condition or diseaseFigure 1. Two sick chickens with one (right) displaying torticollis. Source: Jacquie Jacob,...

Testes

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 02, 2012

The male reproductive glands (located in the abdomen of birds) (singular = testis)Figure 1. Reproductive tract of a male chicken. Source: Jacquie Jacob,...

Sex Feathers

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 02, 2012

In order to "feather-sex" or determine the gender of a bird by the type and shape of feathers, look for the following: rounded hackle, saddle, and tail...

Vent

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 02, 2012

A bird's vent is the outside opening of the cloaca, through which the digestive, excretory, and reproductive tracts empty.Figure 1. Vent of a chicken....

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