Anatomy and Biomechanics
Comparative Anatomy: 8 Hours.
Pertinent aspects comparing equine, bovine, canine, feline and human osteology, myology and syndesmology will be discussed. Spinal models of the horse and dog, as well as many individual bones are available for student use in these classes.
Neuroanatomy and Physiology: 5 Hours.
The basic cellular and physiological processes of the neuron and nervous system will be discussed. Topics include cellular neuroanatomy and physiology, the brachial plexus, the lumbosacral plexus, the autonomic nervous system and the cranial nerves.
Topographical Laboratory: 6 Hours.
All students will statically palpate and locate all pertinent anatomical landmarks on the equine and the canine.
Dissection Laboratory: 8 Hours.
Students will investigate and study pertinent comparative anatomical structures by examining previously dissected specimens.
Basic Spinal and Extremity Biomechanics: 4 Hours.
Normal movement and joint mechanics in each motion unit of the body will be discussed in order that the student will be able to analyze normal versus compensatory movement.
Advanced Biomechanics: 3 Hours.
This lecture will cover equine and canine gait analysis including topics such as normal gaits, abnormal gaits, as well as conformational faults and gaits.