ASC202 Equine Locomotion (8)
Enrolment restrictions: Equine science students and others at the discression of the subject / or course coordinator.
Assumed Knowledge: ASC111
Horses are athletes that require a sound and efficient locomotory system to meet human demands. In order to achieve optimal horse performance it is necessary for us to understand the functions of their locomotory structures. The study of locomotion includes functional anatomy, basic biomechanical concepts, consideration of tissue elasticity as well as a critical assessment of conformation and an introduction to gaits. Emphasis is on using this knowledge to aid in the prevention of athletic injuries. Finally we will cover aspects of lameness and back pain.