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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 of Equine Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), Classic Medical, OCD...

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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 alike (and different).

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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 muscle injury and disease. Sponsored by the American Association of...

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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 Veterinary Technicians (AAEVT), Classic Medical, OCD 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 Technicians (AAEVT), Classic Medical, OCD Equine, and Succeed. You might also be...

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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 Technicians (AAEVT), Classic Medical, OCD...

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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 Succeed. You might also...

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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 performance or  riding horse. Sponsored by the American Association of Equine...

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