Equine Evolutionary Anatomy
- Module code
- Module leader
- Simon Daniels
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 25 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and physiology of the: skeleton, integument, muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, lymphatic system, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, functional anatomy for locomotion.
Evolution of the equine form
The processes of natural selection that shaped the anatomy of the Genus equus. Particular attention is paid to adaptive change of the forelimb, spine, gut, dentition and skull to the structures of the modern horse.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Relate evolution of the horse to the functional anatomy
- Describe how anatomical form of dissection specimens relates to function in the live horse
- Recognize mammalian systems and their functions
|Examination||Written exam (2 Hours)||60%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Budiansky, S. (1998). The Nature of Horses: Their Evolution, Intelligence and Behaviour. Phoenix.
- Frandson, R.D., Wilke, W.L. and Fails, A.D. (2009) Anatomy and physiology of farm animals 7th edn. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Higgins, G. and Martin, S. (2012) Horse anatomy for performance : a practical guide to training, riding and horse care David & Charles.
- Higgins, G. and Martin, S. (2009) How your horse moves: a unique visual guide to improving performance David & Charles.
- Reece, W.O. (2009) Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals. 4th ed. Wiley-Blackwell