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1

What are the eight temporary incisors and canine teeth of young swine called?

Needle Teeth

2

What identification method is used in swine?

Ear Notching

3

The restraint method in which a pig’s snout is secured via a loop tie attached to a long handle is called what?

Hog Snare

4

How do chinchillas clean themselves?

Dust Bath

5

What space in the oral cavity of hamsters can they carry food, bedding, or offspring in?

Cheek Pouch

6

What is the measurement used to determine sex of rodents called?

Anogenital distance

7

What is the process of casting off feathers before replacement feathers appear called?

Molting

8

What is the sternum or breastbone called in birds?

Keel

9

What is thebony termination of vertebral column that tail feathers attach to in birds called?

Pygostyle

10

In birds, what is the thin walled sacs that store air and provide buoyancy in flight called?

Air Sacs

11

In birds, what is the voice organ located at tracheal bifurcation called?

Syrinx

12

In birds, what are the posterior nares/cleft in the hard palate known as?

Choana

13

What is the medical term for egg bearing animal?

Oviparous

14

What is the medical term for an animal that bears live young?

Viviparous

15

What is the term used when you get an offspring from mating 2 different species?

Hybrid

16

To reduce body temperature, heart and respiration rates and metabolism to dormancy in summer is called what?

Estivation

17

To reduce body temperature, heart and respiration rates, and metabolism to dormancy in winter is called what?

Hibernation

18

What is the condition called in which intact cycling female ferrets may have elevated blood estrogen levels?

Hyperestrogenism

19

What is the adjustment of an animal to a new environment called?

Acclimatization

20

What is the medical term for something that carries disease from one animal to another?

Vector

21

What is the medical term for incompletely developed parts?

Rudimentary

22

What is the medical term for shedding or molting?

Ecdysis

23

What is biting or chewing the fur of subordinate animals called?

Barbering

24

What does axenic mean?

Germ-free

25

What is the external opening of the cloaca in birds called?

Vent

26

In birds, what is the furcula known as?

Wishbone

27

In birds, what is the ropelike structure that holds the yolk to the center of the egg called?

Chalaza

28

What is the common passage for fecal, urinary, and reproductive systems in birds called?

Cloaca

29

Which type of feather has a blood supply running through it that if broken can lead to heavy bleeding in birds?

Pin

30

In birds, what types of feathers are known as the remiges?

Primary Wing