In order to be able to recognize abnormalities in the horse’s body, it is important to observe many horses at a standstill and in motion. In this way you learn to see what is ‘normal’ and which things may be deviating. You start by assessing the conformation and function of the horse’s body. The different gaits, assessing the horse’s overall impression and conducting examinations are also discussed.
In the first part you looked at the different systems in the horse’s body. In this second part, attention is paid to abnormalities that may occur in the skeleton, muscles and tendons. Abnormalities of the growth plates and connective tissue, and the recovery capacity of these elements are also discussed.
The theoretical knowledge in this part is put into practice by means of a number of real cases. Using footage of horses that Zefanja has encountered in dissections, you will get a better picture of musculoskeletal disorders. A unique opportunity to see what injuries in the horse’s body really look like!