>Evolution of the Distal Limb
Evidence exists that can trace the horse back about 55 million years to a small dog
like creature. The changes that followed have not only allowed the horse... more
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>Nine bones of the Distal Limb
By stripping something back to its bare bones,it is possible to gain an understanding
of the essential purpose. The arrangement, type, number and joints are all... more
Conformation means the way in which a horse is formed and depends upon the angle
of the joints and the length of the bones. There are three views to consider... more
>Growth of the horny wall
The wall grows from the dermis of the coronary corium, which is situated in the coronary
grove on the internal proximal border of the hoof wall. The... more
Every tissue and organ in the body depends on being supplied with nourishment and
oxygen, and the removal of waste products when the oxygen has been used... more
>Ligaments of the digit
Ligaments are strong bands of fibrous tissue that binds bones together. They area
classified according to their position. Those within a joint capsule are... more
>Nerve supply to the limbs
The function of the nervous system is to receive stimuli from the environment, to
analyse the inflammation and cause a response via the tissue of the body... more
>Tendons and Ligaments
Are highly organised and specially adapted. It can be a somewhat perplexing collection,
as part of the whole it is an outstandingly beautiful example of nature's craft...
>The Horses Gait
To assess the horses gait you must be on level ground with the horse coming towards
you, passing you and going away. This should be done at a walk and trot... more
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