Virtual Equine Anatomy

Virtual Equine Anatomy (VEA) is based on our first anatomy program, Virtual Canine Anatomy (VCA), and is programmed with interactive elements including illustrative photographs of equine dissections. The content of the VEA currently includes dissection of the equine head, pelvic limb, and thoracic limb, with accompanying osteology of the limbs and skull. There is limited instructive text associated with the anatomical features accompanying their identification in the VEA. A common student comment in our outcomes assessments of VCA is a desire for dissections of additional species; we hope to meet this need with continued development of our equine program. You will need Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher to view the example of VEA below.

Disclaimer: The "Dissection Assistance" section on these websites display images of a dissected dogs and horses from the anatomy program. The strictest humane treatment was used during this project. All animals were euthanized prior to dissection. All work was pre-approved by the Colorado State University (CSU) Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), in compliance with Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which is enforced by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy), which is enforced by Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). CSU is also an AAALAC (The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) accredited facility.

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