Course Description: Comparative gross anatomy of domestic carnivores, ruminants, and horses.
Course Objectives: This course presents the gross anatomy of the Carnivore (dog and cat), Ruminants (Ox, goat), and the Horse from a regional perspective, utilizing clinical applications as a basis for anatomical understanding. Other disciplines such as physiology, embryology, and histology will also be included when they assist in anatomical understanding.
The lecture portion of the course will include:
The laboratory/recitation portion of the course includes:
Please note: The lecture and laboratory are intimately correlated and inseparable.
Prerequisites: BZ 110 or LIFE 102
Format: 4 credits - 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of laboratory per week
Semesters Offered: Spring
Coordinator: M. Frasier
Required: Canine Anatomy - DVD, R.Whalen
Optional: Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals, Frandson, et.al.
Optional: Atlases (your choice, but highly recommended) - Spurgeon's Color Atlas of Large Animal Anatomy, Spurgeon; Dog Anatomy, A Coloring Atlas, Kainer; Horse Anatomy, A Coloring Atlas, Kainer
|Weeks 1-4:||Thoracic Limb
Introduction/general body plan, bones, articulation overview, nervous system overview, extrinsic and intrinsic muscles, vessels, nerves, articulations, distal equine limb/stay apparatus, applied anatomy
|Weeks 5-8:||Pelvic Limb
Articulations, extrinsic and intrinsic muscles, vessels, nerves, knee and reciprocal apparatus, foot/hoof, gait, applied anatomy
|Weeks 9-12:||Head and Neck
Skull and cranial nerve overview, cranial nerve VII and superficial muscles of face, cranial nerve V and muscles of mastication, brain, blood supply and return to head/brain, meninges/cerebrospinal fluid, oral cavity, dentition and nasal cavities, neck, pharynx and gutteral pouches, larynges, eye, ear, applied anatomy
|Weeks 13-15:||Thorax, Abdomen and Pelvis
Vertebral column/muscles of the back, spinal cord, autonomic nervous system, thorax/lungs, heart and great vessels of heart - comparative anatomy, abdominal wall - blood supply and inguinal canal, abdominal viscera, blood supply and return of abdominal viscera, ruminant stomach, equine large intestine, male reproductive tract, female reproductive tract, applied anatomy