Category Archives: Horse Anatomy

Equine larynx

Suspensory apparatus for tongue and larynx that is attached to skull at synovial joint and forms base of the larynx. The bones are: tympanohyoid, stylohyoid, epihyoid, ceratohyoid, basihyoid, thyrohyoid.  Horse has huge stylohyoid – visble in gutteral pouch.  Basihyoid has … Continue reading

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Paranasal sinuses in the Horse

  Sinuses are recesses that arose of outpocketing of nasal canal. They are spaces within the bones of the head and aligned with mucosal membrane. Not sure of function but probably help decrease weight of skull. Horse maxillary sinus is divided … Continue reading

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Equine Forelimb

Contents 1 Structures of the Proximal Forelimb and Shoulder 1.1 Scapula 1.2 Humerus 1.3 Radius and Ulna 2 Joints of the Proximal Forelimb 2.1 Shoulder Joint 2.2 Elbow Joint 3 Structures of the Distal Forelimb 3.1 Carpal bones 3.2 Metacarpal … Continue reading

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Hindlimb Muscles

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Elbow joint in the dog and the horse

The Elbow joint is formed between distal end of humerus (humeral condyle) and proximal ends of radius and ulna in both species. The articulations are the same in both species. The trochlea of the humerus is the largest area and … Continue reading

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