veterinary science midterm practice

The research in biosecurity involves the whole food chain as researchers need to understand how biological agents might be introduced into not only human food, but also into animal food.
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Some dogs may inherit a susceptibility to epilepsy
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true
When a disease is acute, what does this mean?
it comes on suddenly
The time from when an animal is first infected to the time when symptoms first appear is known as what?
the incubation period
A characteristic symptom of gout is what?
inflammation in the joints
With gastric distention, a horse’s stomach can rupture if treatment is not in time.
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When no cause is found for recurring seizures, the animal is said to have symptomatic or secondary epilepsy.
false
The term farrier was used for individuals who cared for which animals?
horses
About how many genes have been mapped for cattle?
20,000
In the past, people believed that animals did not feel pain in the same way that humans did.
true
The first veterinary school was established in which country?
france
Using soil and natural vegetation in zoo enclosures is most likely to cause what problem?
sanitation issues
Colic in horses can range from mild cases to fatal ones.
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Which bodily system coordinates the actions of the animals and sends messages from one part of the body to another?
nervous system
The Amazon parrot can live about how long?
100 years
There are very few difference between treating domesticated animals like dogs and cats and treating exotic animals.
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Veterinary ethics are of little concern to today’s scientist since they’ve been around so long.
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Veterinarians who specialize in birds are often referred to as herp veterinarians.
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What invention helped push the study of animals further and advanced our knowledge of animal diseases?
microscope
In 2006, about seventy-five of veterinarians in the United States were employed where?
In private or group practice
Ancient art from Native Americans and Egyptians show people caring for animals.
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FeLV affects which species of animal?
cats
The gastrointestinal system digests ingested food and gets rid of any wastes after the food is digested.
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It is fairly easy to gain admittance to a veterinary graduate program in the United States.
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Who was the first person to record the use of dissection to study animals?
Alcmaeon
Which bodily system is involved with the secretion of hormones?
endocrine system
Herpetology is the study of what?
reptiles
Aspergillosis can infect the embryos inside of egg shells.
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FeLV is what kind of illness?
virus
Captive animals face the risk of being exposed to diseases from other animals and from humans that they have no immunity to.
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The rabies virus is most commonly transferred through what?
saliva
The first veterinary school in the United States was located in which state?s
iowa
About how many cats suffer from diabetes?
1 in 400
Myocarditis is an inflammation of what?
the heart
Colic is a pain in what area of the body?
stomach
Parrots tend to be white to black in color.
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What is the most common cause of Salmonella infections?
poultry products
Hip dysplasia tends to occur in smaller, lighter breeds in both dogs and cats.
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Many countries have regulations and policies that govern the study of animals and any testing done on them.
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Cats do not experience seizures, but dogs do.
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Septicemia occurs when bacteria enters what?
blood
The pseudorabies virus (PRV) has played an important role for veterinary scientists in the development of genetically modified vaccines to help prevent diseases.
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EPM in horses is caused by what?
protozoa
Hip dysplasia is an abnormal growth of the bones of the hip joint.
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Zoos are turning to video cameras and other remote observation to keep an eye on the animals.
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Although pigs can transmit diseases to humans, horses pose no threat to humans.
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false
What is a common symptom of hypothyroidism?
hair loss
Veterinary medicine focuses on the application of knowledge and techniques to particular animals.
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true
Who called people who cared for animals “veterinarius”?
columella
Which of these animals is most likely to be infected with rabies in the United States?
bat