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having the capacity to perform the function for which the animal is about to be purchased or about to be accepted as an entrant in a contest. The expression is usually used with reference to horses. See also breeding soundness.

soundness certificate
a certificate setting out the identity of the animal, the client and the veterinarian, the date of the examination, the parts and functions examined, the abnormalities noted and the conclusion of the examining veterinarian as to the ability of the subject animal to perform the tasks expected of it.
soundness examination
a clinical, (including clinicopathological and radiological segments if appropriate) examination of an animal with a view to providing a certificate of soundness or suitability for sale.

Patient discussion about soundness

Q. what causes the sound of cracking noises in the head all the time it was said i had acute sinusitis but honestly i think it is more . I don't know why i have cracking noises in my head . I am very concerned about this also my neck is always stiff feeling and aching all the time. . My eyes are very tired and i see blue spots and they hurt behind the eye very badly . I have headaches very often

A. wow...that really sounds serious...i have chronic sinusitis and i can tell you i had horrible headaches but nothing like you describe now. i would strongly consider going to a hospital and checking it out...
tell us what was the result!

Q. Atkins diet? Is it good as it sounds? I'm 17..about 5'2 145 lbs.. I need to lose as much weight as possible in 3 weeks ..Anyone know what kind of results i can expect on atkins?

A. I originally did Atkins 4 years ago. I lost 30 lbs in 3 months and kept if off about a year. I gradually started cheating more and more and exercising less, until now it's all back. Atkins works for me because I naturally crave protein. I am ok with eating lots of eggs. But, the weight only comes off if exercise is included in the plan.

Q. what kind of uses the medicine do with computers related to ultra sound? how does the computer helps the doctors in the ultra sound? what do the compuers use for?

A. the computers help the doctors (in ultrasound cases) to interpret/convert the ultrasound waves into a specific imaging showed in the monitor. by that a doctor can find what is normal or not inside the patient's body.
for pregnancy purposes, it really helps patient in antenatal screening to find some abnormalities (if there's any) and to monitor the fetus' development along the 9-months pregnancy.

yesterday I wrote a short article about ultrasound update :

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References in classic literature ?
It never occurred to me then that I didn't know in what soundness of mind exactly con- sisted and what a delicate and, upon the whole, unimportant matter it was.
The boys were sleeping with such mysterious soundness, that it took five minutes a-piece to wake them.
Their theory of life had its core of soundness, as all theories must have on which decent and prosperous families have been reared and have flourished; but it had the very slightest tincture of theology.
From a business perspective, the company ranked second place in the category Long-Term Investment, and third in Financial Soundness, as well as Innovation and Quality of Management.
Nippon Steel has obtained authorization from local police and the prefectural government to resume operations at the plant, except for a coke oven and its related facilities where the fire started, on condition it ensured safety and soundness of the facilities.
Summary: SHARJAH - Bank of Sharjah on Monday said its net profit for the first quarter of 2013 registered a 17 per cent increase to Dh70 million driven by the strength of its balance sheet and the soundness of its assets quality.
The Economic Policy & Research Center (EPRC), the operational arm of Dubai Economic Council (DEC) recently conducted an economic policy study titled Soundness of UAE Banking Sector and Macroeconomic Conditions.
OIG Report Reveals NCUA Questions SECU's Safety and Soundness," CUTimes.
All sires should be rated for soundness, non-thoroughbred blood should be encouraged to introduce some 'bone' into the equation, and only horses bred from sires with AAA soundness ratings should be allowed in the Grand National.
3461, namely the bill's efforts to enhance consistency of interpretation of the Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines and other relevant guidelines, including the Policy Statement on Prudent Commercial Real Estate Loan Workouts, AI is concerned the bill imprudently restricts the work of bank examiners in protecting the safety and soundness of loan portfolios.
Bank management plays key role in safety, soundness
Abu Dhabi In collaboration with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) in Abu Dhabi began a three-week course yesterday on financial soundness indicators, the first of its kind in the region.