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Animal Science Terminology. Dam. Female parent of animals. Sire. Male parent of animals. Dock. To remove the tail from an animal. Partuition. Act of giving birth. Cull. To remove from the herd. Dairy. Animals who produce milk for human consumption; includes cows and goats. Ration.

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Animal science terminology

Animal Science Terminology


Animal science terminology

Dam

  • Female parent of animals


Animal science terminology

Sire

  • Male parent of animals


Animal science terminology

Dock

  • To remove the tail from an animal


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Partuition

  • Act of giving birth


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Cull

  • To remove from the herd


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Dairy

  • Animals who produce milk for human consumption; includes cows and goats


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Ration

  • Amount of feed an animal eats in one day


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Anatomy

  • Body parts of an animal


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Offspring

  • Baby animals


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Beef

  • Meat from cattle


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Pork

  • Meat from swine


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Fetus

  • Unborn animal


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Finish

  • Amount of fat on an animal


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Free Martin

  • Twins of opposite sex born in cattle


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Poultry

  • Meat from chickens and other birds


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Estrus

  • Length between heat cycles


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Gestation

  • Length of pregnancy


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Ear Notch

  • A type of identification of animals; small slits are cut from the ear; used in swine ID


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Animal Science

  • Study of the care, growth, and reproduction of animals


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Equine

  • Horse family including: horses, ponies, donkeys, and mules


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Free Choice

  • Feed available at all times


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Creep Feed

  • Feed supplemented to young along with milk from their mothers


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Replacement Females

  • Young females placed in the herd after others have been culled


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Colostrum

  • First milk acquired by young animals from their mothers


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Purebreed

  • A female and male of the same breed are mated to produce offspring


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Crossbreed

  • A mix of two or more breeds of an animal


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Artifical Insemination

  • Breeding performed by a human using frozen semen


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Monogastric

  • Animal with a single compartment stomach Ex. Dog, cat, pig, horse, human


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Ruminant

  • Animal with a four compartment stomach Ex. Cow, goat, sheep


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Embryo Transfer

  • Frozen fertilized eggs placed in females to carry during pregnancy and then care for


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Weaning

  • Separating young baby animals from their mothers


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