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25 Topic Pages Found in Animals & Veterinary Medicine and starting with the letter H
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Open Hamerkop
Hamerkop

common name for a heavy-looking, heronlike bird, Scopus umbretta. Its plumage is brown with light and dark glossy, purplish streaks on the wings and

Open Hammerhead sharks
Hammerhead sharks

active, surface-living shark, genus Sphyrina. Its curious head has lateral projections resembling the crossbar of a T, and its eyes and ears are

Hamsters

Old World rodent , related to the voles, lemmings, and New World mice. There are many hamster species, classified in several genera. All are solitary,

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Hares

name for certain herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae, which also includes the rabbit and pika . The name is applied especially to species of

Harnesses

comprehensive term for the gear of a draft animal, excluding the yoke, by which it is attached to the load that it pulls. Although harnesses are used

Open Hawks
Hawks

name generally applied to the smaller members of the Accipitridae, a heterogeneous family of diurnal birds of prey, such as the eagle , the kite , and

Head injury

The skull is a strong container that protects and carefully cushions the valuable contents inside. Head injuries are potentially serious, but few lead

Open Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs

Old World insectivorous mammal of the family Erinaceidae. The spiny hedgehogs are found in Africa and Eurasia, except SE Asia. They have rounded

Hemiptera

Large insect order consisting of the bugs and containing about 55,000 species. Classification Hemiptera is in class Insecta, phylum Arthropoda. The

Open Hemophilia
Hemophilia

Prevalence Most common in males; Hemophilia A, 1 in 400 to 1 in 5,000 males; Hemophilia B, 1 in 20,000 newborn males worldwide Other Names hemophilia,