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1. Lying down, especially in a position of comfort or rest; reclining.
2. Resting; idle.
3. Biology Resting on the surface from which it arises. Used of an organ or other structure.
A recumbent bicycle.

[Latin recumbēns, recumbent-, present participle of recumbere, to lie down : re-, re- + cumbere, to lie.]

re·cum′bence, re·cum′ben·cy n.
re·cum′bent·ly adv.
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Liam Kearns, who led the veterinary team at Cheltenham, said yesterday: "Most of the horses we deal with in recumbency for a long time are down due to falling or being brought down so there is a physical trauma involved and you are trying to assess what physical injury might be affecting a horse's nervous system.
The appropriate dose of each drug to produce standing chemical restraint or sternal recumbency was evaluated based on the onset time, the duration of maximum effect, and the duration of sedation.
Anesthesia and restraint: The calves were restrained with rope in lateral recumbency and Diazepam @ 0.
Clinical signs with less severe illness included fever, stiffness, swollen limbs, hyperreactiveness, and depression; signs of severe neurologic disease included ataxia, paresis, paralysis, recumbency, and seizures.
3) Historically, thoracolumbar fractures have been treated with recumbency for 8-12 weeks.
The limbs were positioned with the palmar surface on the table, and one specimen was also scanned in lateral recumbency.
All this is basically TLC and good sense - treat the initial cause of the recumbency and deal with the consequences with good nursing.
1) examined increased growth during recumbency in young animals.
Lockjaw, recumbency, respiratory distress and whole body rigor can occur.
Sedative effects of medetomidine: The degree, duration and onset of sedation as well as nature and duration of recovery, standing time, onset of recumbency and duration of recumbency in each animal was recorded with each treatment.