Module Identifier RSM0510  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Dr Mark Dagleish  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Dr Mark Dagleish  
Course delivery Lecture   22 Hours  
  Practicals / Field Days   3 x dissections, 1 x live horse practical  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   70%  
  Assignment     30%  

This module aims to provide the student with a detailed understanding of the strucutres and functions of the head, the locomotory, cardiovascular and respiratory systems of the horse. This will be developed into an awareness of how the anatomy of the horse withstands physical strain, recognition of early signs of excessive stress and the structural limitations to performance. Gait analysis techniques will be covered, with the application of these for the selection of suitable animals for different activities. A basic coverage of equine evolution will be included. The knowledge gained in this module will form the basis of understanding for much of the veterinary science module delivered later in the scheme.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:

Syllabus / Curriculum design
This module will be presented as a lecture course with three dissection and one live horse practicals, which complement the lecture material. Content: Classisfication and evolution of the equid. Examination of the evolution of the skeletal structure of the head, cardiovascular, respiratory and locomotor systems. Skeletal anatomy, muscle structure, and function specifically related to movement.

Reading Lists
Ashdown, R D. (1987) Colour Alas of Veterinary Medicine Vol 2. The Horse
Frandson, R D. (1981) Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. Lea & Febiger
Goody, P C. (1983) Horse Anatomy. A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure. J A Allen
Smyth, R H and Goody, P C. (1975) The Horse Structure and Movement. J A Allen & Co Ltd
Pratt & O'Connor. (1983) Remarks on Gait Analysis. Eq Ex Phys. Ed Snow Persson & Rose
Eisemann, V; Alberdi, M T; De Guili, C; and Stesche, U. (1981)
Dyce, K M, Sack, W O and Wensing, C J G. (1996) Textbook of veterinary anatomy. 2nd. W B Saunders
Burkitt H G, Young B and Heath J W. (1993) Wheater's functional histology. 3rd. Churchill Livingston
Pollitt C C. (1995) Colour atlas of the horse's foot. Mosby-Wolfe