recumbency

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recumbency

[rikum′bənsē]
Etymology: L, recumbere, to lie down
the state of lying down or leaning against something.

recumbency

(rĭ-kŭm′bĕn-sē) [L. recumbens, lying down]
The condition of leaning or reclining.

recumbency

a clinical term is used to describe an animal that is lying down and unable to rise. See also paralysis, downer cow syndrome.

dorsal recumbency
lying on the back.
lateral recumbency
lying on side.
sternal recumbency
see ventral recumbency (below).
ventral recumbency
sitting up on the brisket with the legs tucked under the body.
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The procedure was repeated on the other horn bud by shifting the animal in lateral recumbency.
5) lateral recumbency, no response to movement of limbs and painful excitements
Elephant 2 showed nasal discharge only; in contrast, elephant 3, showed severe clinical signs and lateral recumbency.
The animal was also positioned in lateral recumbency and the transducer situated in the location previously described.
For electrocardiographic evaluation (ECG-PC TEB), the dog was not sedated and gently restrained in right lateral recumbency.
The family members noted that the cat was reluctant to lie in lateral recumbency and instead rested in sternal recumbency with neck extended, which was indicative of dyspnea.
The patient was positioned in right lateral recumbency, and the surgical site was clipped and prepared for surgery via routine procedures.
and kept on lateral recumbency with affected ear upside.
Objective--To evaluate the effects of dorsal versus lateral recumbency on the cardiopulmonary system during isoflurane anesthesia in red-tailed hawks (Buteo jamaicensis).
The owner returned 10 days later, complaining that the cat seemed to have trouble getting up on all four legs and maintaining its balance; after taking a few steps, the cat abruptly listed to one side, tipped over, became suddenly unable to walk and remained in constant lateral recumbency.
After thorough examination of aural canal, the animal was positioned in lateral recumbency and swab was placed at external auditory meatus to prevent haematoma draining into ear canal.
0-mm Cole endotracheal tube and positioned in lateral recumbency.