Equine Anatomy (VETS2012)


In this unit of study, the topographic and regional anatomy of the horse, a large domestic animal, is studied by sequential dissection of entire preserved horses. This unit of study also involves integration of knowledge of systemic anatomy, acquired from VETS1014, VETS1034, VETS2010 and VETS2011, allowing the student to develop an understanding of the regional anatomy of a domestic mammal, knowledge necessary for surgery units of study in later years. Clinically relevant regions are emphasized, and the relevance illustrated by reference to common clinical conditions.

Further unit of study information


lectures: 13 hrs; practicals: 52 hrs


intra-semester: 2 x 1 hr written papers (one in-semester) (2x20%). end of semester: 1 x practical examination (40%); 1 x assignment (20%)


VETS2012 Equine Anatomy Unit of Study Guide

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

VETS1014, VETS1034, VETS2011, VETS2010

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.