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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false
true

Some dogs may inherit a susceptibility to epilepsy
true
false
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.
true

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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false
true

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.
true
false
false

Veterinary ethics are of little concern to today’s scientist since they’ve been around so long.
true
false
false

Veterinarians who specialize in birds are often referred to as herp veterinarians.
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false
false

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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false
true

FeLV affects which species of animal?
cats

The gastrointestinal system digests ingested food and gets rid of any wastes after the food is digested.
true
false
true

It is fairly easy to gain admittance to a veterinary graduate program in the United States.
true
false
false

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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false
true

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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false
true

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.
true
false
false

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.
true
false
false

Many countries have regulations and policies that govern the study of animals and any testing done on them.
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false
true

Cats do not experience seizures, but dogs do.
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false
false

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.
true
false
true

EPM in horses is caused by what?
protozoa

Hip dysplasia is an abnormal growth of the bones of the hip joint.
true
false
true

Zoos are turning to video cameras and other remote observation to keep an eye on the animals.
true
false
true

Although pigs can transmit diseases to humans, horses pose no threat to humans.
true
false
false

What is a common symptom of hypothyroidism?
hair loss

Veterinary medicine focuses on the application of knowledge and techniques to particular animals.
true
false
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