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Perhaps because humankind has been using equus as a means of transportation for about 5,000 years, there is a common misconception that a horse was designed for our transport, and is a natural jumper. The reality is very different. Equus was magnificently designed to roam the plains, but has been removed to the harder surfaces of civilization. Despite the expectations put upon it by owners, equus has remarkably adapted and overcome limitations to serve us.

The anatomy, or structure, of the horse's body is the framework for other functions, and is responsible for the overall confirmation.

To learn more, select a link below.


Anatomy

Horse Anatomy Quiz - Agripedia allows you to test your own knowledge of horse anatomy through an interactive quiz.

Anatomy of the Horse - Wikipedia; skeleton, muscles, tendons and ligaments, with some diagrams and photographs

Horse Anatomy - good info and great photos at Allabouthorses.com

Color Coat Calculator - Animal Genetics

Dental Anatomy of the Horse - Colorado State College

Glossaries of Horse Terms - from about.com

Gross Anatomy of a Horse - University of Penn. Selection "Large Animal," then "Horse" and an item from the submenu. Includes a quiz.

Hoof Anatomy - from Quartercrack.com

Equine Dental Care - from KBR Horse Health

A Bit About Teeth - your horse's teeth

Parts of the Horse - Including the Skeleton - from Horses Horses! (Please be advised there are pop up ads on this page, should you choose not to visit this site).


            Abnormalities and Defects

Body Condition Chart - from Hubbard Feeds Inc.

Body Condition Scoring
- from Purina Mills

Upper Respiratory Tract Abnormalities
- from A World of Petcare

Splints & Fractures of the Splint Bones in Horses - from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food

Wobbler Syndrome in Horses - PDF FILE from the University of Kentucky


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