Basic Equine Physiology - Coursera

I want to share a little part of the Course about equine management so maybe you want to check about it.

Basic anatomy of a horse is very similar to other livestock species but there are some key differences. It is really important to understand at least their external physiology and terms associated with that because a lot of the terms.

Any time you are involved in the horse industry, you know, you are going to need to know basic terms.

Anatomical terms used commonly in the horse industry ;




If you just imagine this is where a rider would almost sit, and they are kind of in between the back and the loin. And then going down to the tail. Looking underneath the horse, what you will find is if you look at the canon area. Down, on all four legs, those structures are called the same, so, you have the cannon going down to the fetlock, the pastern and the hoof. So that's similar between all four front and back legs. But when you start dividing front versus back, you do start to see differences. So in the front you have got the knee, the forearm, the elbow.

And then in the back, you have got the hock, the gaskin and then going up to the stifle. Even though there are differences. It is almost like our front arms are in the front half of the horse.

And our legs are in the back half of the horse. And that will be important too when we look at some of the skeletal anatomy. There are some familiar terms.

I took this course but ofcourse it is very hard to remember certain bones. The idea is when you are free just check some pictures, have an idea about the anatomy of the horse so you will have some knowledge. And also sometimes you may feel if there is a problem with your horse and where can it be.

Enjoy the horse course!