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Animals: Equine/Horses

These sites include information about equines/horses. The primary focus is on the musculoskeletal systems of horses, with videos and diagrams included. Also provides links to eThemes Resources: Animals: Horses and Animals: Clydesdales.

Grades

  • 11,
  • 12

Links

This online resource explores musculoskeletal issues in horses – specifically lameness; includes lameness examination, imaging techniques, disorders of the foot, disorders of the fetlock and pastern, disorders of the carpus and metacarpus, disorders of the shoulder and elbow, disorders of the tarsus, disorders of the stifle, disorders of the hip, disorders of the back and developmental orthopedic disease.
This online resource looks at the equine musculoskeletal system; topics include: four causes of excessive strain, normal progression of muscle problems, the muscle, importance of maintaining good musculoskeletal health, signs of muscular problems, and prevention is the best medicine. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This site provides pictures of horse anatomy; includes: external features, muscles, horse digestive system, horse skeleton, horse internal organs, hoof parts, age of a horse by teeth, and medical and vital signs of a horse.
This site looks at the equine muscular system; specifically includes sections on: classes of muscles, muscle fibers, tendons, muscle contraction, and proprioception. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This video talks about the anatomy of the horse. (Total running time: 5:29) NOTE: This site includes ads NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video talks about the skeleton and anatomy of horses. (Total running time: 4:44) NOTE: This site includes ads NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video looks at the anatomy of a horse's hoof. (Total running time: 9:15) NOTE: This site includes ads NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
This video provides some tips to know whether or not a horse is healthy. (Total running time: 1:53) NOTE: This site includes ads NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.)
Learn about different horse breeds and how to properly groom and feed a horse. There are videos, many photographs, online games, coloring pages, and more. Includes and eThemes resource on paint horses and one on zebras
Learn about Clydesdale horses, which are a breed of draft horses. Find out how much these large animals eat, how tall they are, and the size of their enormous hooves. There is information about their behavior, characteristics, and history. There is also a children's story about Ted the Clydesdale. Includes many photographs. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on horses.
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