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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



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