Module Identifier RS11310  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Sebastian McBride  
Semester Semester 1  
Assessment Assignment     40%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours   60%  

Aims of the module

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Reading Lists

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.

Glad M J & Salzman R A. (1985) Equine Veterinary Science Vol 5 pp 45-50.