NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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ANSC 1400 - Equine Anatomy and Locomotion


This course applies the understanding of equine anatomy and physiology to practical horsemanship and farrier science. This course focuses whole equine anatomy, interaction of the skeleton-muscular systems on locomotion as well as pathology of the hoof.  The major focus will be on lower limb anatomy and the hoof. Basic farrier theory, including foot and leg care will also be introduced.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ANSC 1400 Equine Anatomy and Locomotion the student will:

  1. Diagram the horse’s hoof
  2. Diagram the muscle and skeletal anatomy of a horse’s lower limb.
  3. Diagram the muscle and skeletal anatomy of the horse’s upper body.
  4. Acquire an equine anatomy and physiology vocabulary to facilitate communication with horse owners and veterinarians.
  5. Analyze horse movement as it relates to anatomy and physiology.
  6. Evaluate pathologies due to the anatomy and physiology of the lower limb and hoof due to improper foot care.
  7. Troubleshoot common hoof problems due to either nutrition, environmental conditions, or shoeing.




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