Black's veterinary dictionary by E. Boden

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The pulmonary artery carries blood of a purple colour which has been circulating in the body and has been returned to the heart, to be sent to the lungs for oxygenation. The arterial system begins at the left ventricle of the heart with the AORTA. This is the largest artery of the body. It divides and subdivides until the final branches end in the capillaries which ramify throughout all the body tissues except cornea, hair, horn, and teeth. The larger of these branches are called arteries, the smaller ones are arterioles, and these end in the capillaries.

Treatment In the smaller animals especially, vitamin Bl2 or liver extract is often a valuable method of treatment. Where cobalt or copper or iron are lacking, these must be supplied. Lice or ticks and fleas should be destroyed, and treatment against internal parasites undertaken if they are the cause. ) Anaerobe The term applied to bacteria having the power to live without oxygen. Such organisms are found growing freely, deep in the soil, as, for example, the tetanus bacillus. Anaesthesia, General The use of general anaesthetics to produce loss of consciousness and sensation for operations on animals dates back to 1847, when several veterinary surgeons used ether.

Is it effective against immature worms? Is it effective against adult worms of the economically important species? Does the drug discolour or taint milk? Can it be given to pregnant, or emaciated, animals? In cows, for how long must the milk be discarded after administration? g. in the case of tetramisole); in the feed. ) Anthisan An antihistamine. Anthrax An acute, usually fatal, infection found in mammals; it is commonest among the herbivora. 27 Cause The Bacillus anthracis. Under certain adverse circumstances, each rod-shaped bacillus is able to form itself into a spore.

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