Equine locomotion – clinically applied and comparative anatomy
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Syllabus and other information
TU0031 Equine locomotion – clinically applied and comparative anatomy, 4.0 CreditsHästens rörelseapparat - kliniskt tillämpad och komparativ anatomi
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Bachelor’s level (G2F)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeVeterinary Diploma from a country outside EU/EEA and Switzerland
Decision from the Swedish Board of Agriculture on a supplementary education
The course provides fundamentals in the subject of anatomy for clinical work on the horse's musculoskeletal system, based on practical applied and comparative aspects (horse compared to dog).
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe, in Swedish and Latin, the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system in horses
- practically apply the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system to dogs and horses during palpation and motion analysis
The course includes theoretical components in the form of lectures and practical activities such as demonstrations, dissections, and various types of exercises. Some exercises are mandatory. The course covers the anatomy of the musculoskeletal system from an applied and clinical perspective.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Passed practical examination and approved participation in compulsory components.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
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If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
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Saunders, Elsevier: Singh B, ISBN: 9780323442640
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals – Textbook and Colour Atlas, 7th ed., 2020,
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Georg Thieme Verlag: Constantinescu, GM, Habel RE and Schaller, O, ISBN: 9783132425170
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy, Volume 3, The Dog and Cat, 2nd ed., 2009,
Mosby: Elsevier: Done SH, Goody PC, Evans SA, Stickland NC, ISBN: 9780723434153 (kan vara av intresse vid dissektion av rörelseapparaten, hund)
Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy, Volume 2, The Horse, 2nd ed., 2011,
Mosby: Ashdown, RR, Done SH, ISBN: 9780702052293 (kan vara av intresse vid dissektion av rörelseapparaten, häst)
Essentials of Clinical Anatomy of the Equine Locomotor System, 1st ed., 2019,
CRC Press: Denoix, J-M, ISBN: 9781498754415 (kan vara av intresse vid dissektion av rörelseapparaten, häst)