recumbency

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Related to lateral recumbency: anteroposterior, dorsal recumbency, ventral recumbency, sternal recumbency

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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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.
7) The bird is placed in lateral recumbency with the legs pulled either in the caudal position (14) or with the upper leg pulled forward (15) and secured to the table with masking tape.
The kiwi was positioned in dorsal recumbency in a foam cradle with its legs extended and in left lateral recumbency with legs extended caudally, left in front of right (Figs 1 and 2).
The duration of recumbency was the interval between the onset of lateral recumbency and return to sternal posture with the head lifted.
A 30-year-old Salvin's Amazon parrot (Amazona autumnalis salvini) with a history of a lifelong poor diet and inappropriate housing was presented in lateral recumbency to a veterinary teaching hospital for further evaluation.
Although joint measurements with a standard goniometer can be performed with adequate accuracy in dogs positioned in lateral recumbency, (26) this technique is not applicable in smaller birds because of the size of the instrument.