Musculoskeletal System Blogs

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Joints

Learn about the different types of joints in the horse’s body, how they work, and what problems commonly affect them. Sponsored by the American Association

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Equine Anatomy/Physiology Primer

This first article of a 12-part series on equine anatomy and physiology discusses basic terminology, the horse’s largest organ, and how horses and humans are

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Muscles

Muscle types and physiology. A horse’s conformation and muscle types can determine how well he can perform certain tasks, but all horses are subject to

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The Head and Neck

Functions of the equine head and neck, from eating to "mission control" to vision to respiration to hearing. Sponsored by the American Association of Equine

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The Equine Foot

Learn how the complex equine foot is built, and how it works to allow work at speed. Sponsored by the American Association of Equine Veterinary

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The Hindlimb

Anatomy and physiology of the equine hindlimb, along with conformation problems and lamenesses common to certain disciplines. Sponsored by the American Association of Equine Veterinary

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The Forelimb

Forelimb anatomy and physiology, along with common conformation and soundness issues. Sponsored by the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), Classic Medical, OCD Equine, and

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The Equine Back

Anatomy and physiology of the equine spine. Subtle problems in the back and elsewhere that affect the back can create lameness or disability in the

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