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ANS 216 Equine Anatomy & Physiology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2007
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed: N/A

Description: Introduction to the structure and function of the equine. Includes cell structure and anatomy & physiology of major systems including skeletal, muscular, circulatory and digestive systems.

Prerequisites: ANS200 - Intro to Equine Science


Recommendations: Discussion with university (UA primarily) for transfer pathway.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the various epidermal structures of equine anatomy.
2. Identify basic equine cellular and tissue composition and function.
3. Recognize the bones and joints of the equine skeleton and basic skeletal physiology.
4. Name muscle types and physiology.
5. Explain the functions of the equine nervous system.
6. Explain the functioning mechanism of the equine endocrine system.
7. Describe the unique importance of sensory organs of the equine.
8. Distinguish the specific components of blood and body fluids and explain their functions in the equine.
9. Describe the purpose and structure of the equine circulatory system.
10. Describe the purpose and structure of the equine respiratory system.
11. Recognize the structure of the urinary system and the physiology of renal filtration.
12. Identify basic anatomy and physiology of male and female equine reproductive systems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Illustrate and label the basic cellular anatomy components. Students will be able to provide a detailed description of the function of each.

Construct a chart that diagrams the skeletal and muscular systems of the horse. Using this chart students will identif and label the bones and joints of the equine skeleton and identify and label the muscles of the eqine anatomy. Students will describe how the muscles connect to the skeletal system.

Given a diagram of the equine nervous system, students will describe the general anatomy of the equine nervous system and the physiology of nerve transmission.

Given a diagram of the equine endocrine system, students will name the main components and summarize the system functions.

Compare and contrast the equine sensory organ system to the sensory organ systems of other large animals, focusing on the unique characteristics of the equine system.

Students will distinguish the similarilites and differences between equine synovial fluids, urine and blood.

Construct a chart to label the components and functions of the equine respiratory and circulatory systems. Discuss the overlap of the functions of the two systems. Students will determine and lable the correct flow of blood, oxygen and carbon dioxide through the equine system.

Diagram the digestive system and urinary system of the horse and explain the physiology of the renal filtration system.

Label and explain the various components and functions of the male and female equine reproductive systems. Discuss and chart the gestation period of mares.