DAEP - Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry initialism for 'Diploma in Applied Equine Podiatry'

dam - the mother of an equine

damages - court awarded monetary compensation for a wrong or injury

dapple gray - a gray horse with dapples

dappled - a horse that has dapples

dapples - rings of slightly lighter colored hair

dark - the color other than white

dark web - internet portion intentionally his from search engines

database - a store of information

DE - acronym for digestible energy

de novo - to proceed independent of prior proceedings

deadline - a stated cut-off time

deadly nightshade - plant of which pharmaceuticals are made that is deadly to equines when ingested

debilitated - in very poor condition

debt - an amount of borrowed money that is owed

deceive - to underhandedly mislead and give a false impression

decubitus ulcer - skin and tissue necrosis caused by friction or pressure

deep web - internet portion which is unavailable to conventional search engines

deer tick - black-legged tick

defraud - the illegal use of deceit to swindle or take advantage of another

defect - a particular characteristic that makes a horse less than perfect

define - to state what a word or phrase means

definition - the stated meaning of a word or phrase

dehydrated - when tissues lace fluids

dehydration - when body fluids are depleted

delayed neurotoxin - a neurotoxin whose effects are deferred

deletion - mutation caused by a missing DNA sequence or chromosome segment

dementia - mental dysfunction of the brain

demographics - various characteristics of buyers including, but not limited to, income level and age

demonize - a tactic used to improperly portray a group as bad

denominator - the bottom number of a common fraction

dental hook - when a portion of a tooth has grown out because of uneven wear

dentin - the calcified portion of equine teeth located under the enamel

deoxynivalenol - a type of mycotoxin found in barley, wheat, oats and other grains

DEP - Equine Podiatry Training, Ltd. initialism for 'Diploma Course is Equine Podiatry'

depopulate - to destroy an entire herd

deposition - answers to questions under oath

dermatitis - inflammation of the skin

dermatomycosis - fungal skin infection

deoxyribonucleic acid - the material that carries a genetic blueprint

developmental orthopedic disease - general description of skeletal problems in young horses

dewormer - medicated substance used to kill parasites

diagnose - to determine a disease or infection

diaphram - the muscular wall separating the abdomen from the chest

diarrhea - loose or liquid bowel movements

diastolic - pressure when heart fills with blood when it relaxes

diathesis - susceptibility

dictionary - an alphabetic reference book

differential - systematic diagnostic procedure for distinguishing different diseases or conditions

differentiate - to distinguish between and set apart

digestible energy - the energy actually used by a horse in a particular feed

dilute - dominant gene that lightens the color of a base coat

dimethyl sulfoxide - organic compound known for anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic use

dining areas - areas of very short pasture grasses that equines create and prefer to eat

disclose - to make known or publish

discredit - to cause doubt or injure reputation

discreet - prudent and careful

discretion - power of an exercise of choice

discretionary expense - an unnecessary expense

discriminate - to differentiate

disease - a departure from health

dish - a concave profile

dished face - having a concave face in the shape of a dish

dishonest - not sincere, truthful and trustworthy

disinfectant - substance that inactivates viruses and destroys bacteria

disqualification - serious defect

distance riding - another name for long distance riding

diversify - a popular maneuver used to increase the customer base and income of a business

DMSO - acronym for dimethyl sulfoxide

DNA - acronym for deoxyribonucleic acid

dock - to intentionally cut the tail bone to a shorter length

docked tail - when the tail bone is intentionally cut to a shorter length

document  - to support with conclusive evidence

DOD - acronym for developmental orthopedic disease

domesticate - to tame a wild horse

domestication - the taming of wild horses

dominant - description of the allele trait that expresses itself when paired with a recessive allele

DON - acronym for deoxynivalenol

donkey - a domesticated ass

dormant - in a temporary resting state

dorsal stripe - a darker primitive stripe that runs along the backbone

double entry - bookkeeping system that employs the accounting equation

drag hunting - popular form of cross-country where hounds follow a scent

draught - heavy cold-blooded horses used for pulling

dray - a low horse-drawn wagon with no sides

drayage - fee paid for dray services

drayman - the driver of a dray

dreams - the aspirations of an individual

dreamer - one who has high aspirations

drench - an oral liquid medication

dressage - discipline in which a rider and mount work together at different gaits

drive by - a random shooting act made from a vehicle

drive by experts - slang for non-experts who take photographs that they tend to use in court as proof

drop - type of noseband

drought - continued lack of rain

drugs - various substances that can provide symptom relief, can cure disease, and can decrease pain

due process - basic rights to a fair trial

dummy mare - slang term for a phantom

dun - a pale equine color with darker points and primitive markings

duplication - chromosomal abnormality

duress - illegal coercion

dyspnea - shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

dystocia - trouble foaling



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