Horse Health Glossary

Not sure what that veterinary word means? Look it up below!

Reprinted with permission from the University of California, Davis, The Book of Horses edited by Mordecai Siegal.

JACK:
A male donkey.
JAUNDICE:
Yellow discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, caused by the deposition of bile pigment; most commonly a result of liver and/or bile-duct disease.
JEJUNUM:
The middle (and longest) portion of the small intestine, situated between the duodenum and the ileum.
JENNET:
A female donkey.
JOINT CAPSULE:
Thin, saclike structure that envelopes a joint and contains within it all the elements of the joint, such as the the articular cartilage, synovial membrane, synovial fluid, etc.
JUVENILE ARABIAN LEUKODERMA:
A depigmenting syndrome seen in young Arabian horses; also called Arabian fading syndrome and pinky syndrome.

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