|Module Title||EQUINE ANATOMY|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Neil R McEwan|
|Course delivery||Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||4 x 3 hour practicals during semester|
Impart an understanding of equine structure and its effect on movement.
a. The major structures of the equine skeleton are detailed
b. A knowledge of the structure and function of bone, joints, ligaments and tendons is demonstrated
c. A knowledge of the major muscle masses is demonstrated and related to the movement of joints
d. The anatomy of the equine is related to movement and the stresses and strains at each gait.
Warm blood, cold blood, hot blood
All major muscle blocks
Rest, walk, trot, canter, gallop
Impart an understanding of how the horse perceives its environment and the limitations this presents.
a. A knowledge of structure and function of the equine eye is demonstrated.
b. A knowledge of the structure and function of the equine ear is demonstrated.
c. The structure of the equine skin and hair is related to its function.
d. The horse's perception of its environment and surroundings is discussed.
Internal and external environment
Show jumping, eventing, racing, leisure riding.
Understand the structure and function of the equine head.
a. The changes within the equine head to allow respiration are given.
b. The horse's dentition is described and is correctly counted from its age and its teeth.
0 - 25 years
Rest and exercise
To understand how and why the horse has evolved the characteristics of today's modern equid.
a. The process of evolution in general is appreciated
b. The processes of early evolution of the equine are given
c. Evolution of the 'Equus' is considered and the forces resulting in the modern-day horse are appreciated
Cold blood, warm blood, hot blood
Plateau, oriental, occidental
America, Africa, Europe.
Investigate the gross anatomy of the horse both in terms of morphology and function.
Investigate the functions of all the major body organs, including the superficial and deep muscle blocks, skeletal structures and functions, the foot, the cardio-vascular system, the respiratory system, and the auditory and visual systems.
Recognise and identify the major anatomical structures and systems within the horse.
Relate and understand the function of the major anatomical structures and systems within the horse.
This module is at CQFW Level 4