Saturday, 18 September 2021, 12:40 PM
Site: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses
Course: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses (VetLogic)
Glossary: Glossary with audio assistance
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Immunity

ability to resist specific types of disease

Inbreeding

breeding from two animals that are closely related, e.g. brother and sister

Inbreeding depression

loss of health and increasing weakness brought about by inbreeding over successive generations

Incubation period

the time between an individual animal meeting a source of infection and developing clinical signs of disease

Infection

the invasion and multiplication of micro-organisms in body tissues

Infectious

capable of causing disease between animals

Inflammation

the body's reaction to injury and infection characterized by pain, swelling and heat

Ingestion

the taking in of food

Ingredient

a raw or processed foodstuff used in manufacturing food

Inorganic

a substance that is not derived from a living organism and does not contain hydrocarbon groups