This course is designed to investigate the macroscopic anatomy and physiology of the equine. To 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. This course will relate to a range of equines including thoroughbreds, warmbloods and coldblooded draught animals.
On completion of this module students will be able to:
Identify and describe equine anatomy and normal functions of the major systems described above.
Syllabus / Curriculum design
Introduction to anatomy and physiology; The skeletal system; Joints; Tendons and ligaments; Anatomy of the muscular system;
The respiratory system;. The circulatory system; The skin and associated structures; Sense organs
Books Gray P. (1992)
Know your Horse. A J Allen, London
Bullen AJ. (1975)
Contractile Behaviour of Muscle. Oxford University Press
Frandson RD. (1981)
Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. Lea & Febiger
Goody PC. (1983)
Horse Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach to Equine Structure. J A Allen
Smyth RH & Goody PC. (1993)
Horse Structure and Movement. J A Allen
Ashdown R. (1987)
Colour Atlas of Veterinary Medicine, Vol 2: The Horse.
Journals Glad M J & Salzman R A. (1985)
Equine Veterinary Science Vol 5 pp 45-50.