Area between the forearms and loins.
Terminology / Glossary - Guide to common terms used in animal health
Pattern of footfalls during movement. Most common in horses = walk, trot, canter, gallop. Most common in dogs = walk, pace, amble, trot, canter and gallop.
Unit of measurement equal to 4 inches used to estimate a horses height.
Evading flies or displaying excitability is classed as normal headshaking. When the headshaking begins to interfere with normal activities such as riding or eating this is classed as severe. Often accompanied by snorting, extreme agitation and violent shaking of head and neck.
Problems relating to the foot or limbs often caused by injury, trauma or disease.
Area that includes the back, thorax and pelvic area.
Right side of the horse.
Condition where horses drop food out of their mouth whilst eating.
Describes when an animals feet/hooves are turned out and the heels point inwards.
Disease affecting the legs of a horse involving a growth on the leg.
Strain of a joint which causes pain and swelling. .
Belonging to the chest area.
Term used to describe an animal who walks with feet/hooves turned outwards.
Smooth, stiff hairs on the coat. Also referred to as Guard hairs.
Refers to the area across a horse or dogs back from the withers to the base of the tail.
Method of submersing a horses foot in a bucket/tub of water usually with hot water and salt to soften the hoof.
Bone in the spinal column.
First molar in a horse, usually shed as the horses ages.