Definitions

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  • n. The surgical removal of all or part of an animal's tail.

Etymologies

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From Latin cauda ("tail") + -ectomy

Examples

  • A caudectomy (commonly known as docking) usually occurs between one and four days after birth by placing a ligature over the dog's tail and cutting off the blood supply.

    The Moderate Voice

  • A caudectomy (commonly known as docking) usually occurs between one and four days after birth by placing a ligature over the dog’s tail and cutting off the blood supply.

    The Painful Cost of 'Breed Standards'

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