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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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According to the FDA, clinical signs of ionophore poisoning in horses vary depending on the dosage ingested, but can include poor appetite and feed refusal of the grain product, diarrhea, weakness, rapid heart rate, labored breathing, decreased exercise tolerance, depression, wobbly gait, colic, sweating, recumbency, and sudden death.
In all birds, a standard left-lateral caudal coelomic air sac approach was used, with the bird in right lateral recumbency and the left leg extended forward.
The animals of group II and III started the resting on dorsal recumbency from day 7 onwards.
In edematous patients, fluid reequilibration during recumbency may precipitate nocturnal urinary frequency (Stacy, 1999).
All this is basically TLC and good sense - treat the initial cause of the recumbency and deal with the consequences with good nursing.
A 168-kg crossbreed yearling steer originating from Mexico was found on a property in northern California in lateral recumbency, with opisthotonus and limbs in extensor rigidity.
The first was by Omer and Adam 1999, where they reported that the use of 1 or 5 g plant resin/kg/day caused grinding of teeth, salivation, soft feces, inappetence, jaundice, dyspnea, ataxia and recumbency in Nubian goat kids.
If a dural tear is appreciated intraoperatively, some investigators recommend a 24-hour period of bed-rest, followed by a period of recumbency with the head of the bed elevated 30[degrees].
Briefly, the calves were restrained and sedated 20 min prior to the procedure and placed in left-lateral recumbency.
After anesthesia, the rabbits were positioned in dorsal recumbency, with hind limbs restrained and extended.
This possibility is avoided by performing AVS in the morning after overnight recumbency, a strategy that also takes advantage of the effect of high early morning endogenous adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) concentrations on aldosterone production (2).
1) examined increased growth during recumbency in young animals.