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Module Code - Title:

EV4012 - EQUINE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

2

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

6

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To introduce students to fundamental concepts of Equine Anatomy and Physiology.

Syllabus:

The anatomy of the horse] to be discussed with reference to musculoskeletal structure and organs. [The main systems of the horse; digestive, respiratory, circulatory (including lymphatics); reproductive (including embryology and physiology of reproduction); urinary; nervous and immune]. [Consideration of the theoretical background to the use and operation of modern diagnostic/treatment equipment] such as X-ray, ECG, ultrasound, laser and fibre optic based devices.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Understand the fundamental aspects of equine anatomy and physiology. Describe the internal and external features of the horse's locomotor system. Describe how conformation influences locomotion and soundness. Demonstrate a knowledge of equine anatomy and physiology and the ability to evaluate conformation in the equine.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Embrace the scientific principles of equine anatomy and physiology into assessment of the horse's conformation and performance.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

Assess equine conformation. Demonstrate proficiency in the evaluation of basic equine physiological parameters.

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

This module is delivered in the form of 1 hour lectures and 2 hour laboratory sessions including field visits. Public folders are used to distribute lecture material and provide access to relevant scientific journal articles.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

The module is constantly updated as scientific literature on relevant topics becomes available.

Prime Texts:

Sea┬┐n Arkins N. C. Craig Sharp and Justin Keating (1998) Certificate in science (equine science) through distance education. Module EV2912, Equine anatomy and physiology , Limerick : International Equine Institute, University of Limerick
Clayton, Hilary M (2005) Clinical anatomy of the horse , Edinburgh : Elsevier Mosby
Kainer, Robert A (1998) Horse anatomy : a coloring atlas , Loveland, Colorado : Alpine Publications
Ashdown, Raymond R. (1996) St. Louis, Mo. ; London : Mosby-Wolfe , St. Louis, Mo. ; London : Mosby-Wolfe
Ashdown, Raymond R. (1996) Color atlas of veterinary anatomy. Vol. 2, The Horse , St. Louis, Mo. ; London : Mosby-Wolfe

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Spring - 08/09

Module Leader:

none