Flashcards in Kentucky-Senior-Anatomy Deck (112)
How much does the hoof wall grow per month?
1/8 to 1/2 inch
What sense in the horse functions with the following components: an auricle, tympanic cavity,
anvil, hammer and stirrup?
Do the front legs or hind legs have the most joints in it?
Which is a more serious condition, toed-in or toed-out?
What is the junction of the wall and the sole called?
What term describes a horse that has a complete set of permanent incisors?
What describes the point of the frog towards to the toe?
The horse has how many cervical vertebrae?
What is the largest tissue mass in the horse's body?
What is the external part of the ear called?
The first upper premolars are also called what?
What part of the horse's skeleton consists of the skull, spinal column, ribs and
Name the rear teeth or grinding teeth of the horse.
How many bones does the horse have?
How many teeth does a mature male horse have?
What is the name of the first cervical vertebrae?
Name the cone-shaped muscular organ located between the lungs which propels blood
by alternate muscular contraction and relaxation.
What is the function of the short bones?
To absorb concussion
What and where is the ergot?
Small round, horny growth at the back of a horse's fetlock.
What are ossified lateral cartilages immediately above and toward the rear quarter of the
How many chambers in a horse's heart?
The increased height of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th thoracic vertebrae make up the what?
What should be the widest part of the hindquarters?
What is made possible by the action of bone levers, joint hinges, and tendon cables, and
the contraction of muscles?
Which jaw is wider in the horse, upper or lower?
Where do splints usually occur and why?
On the inside of the front legs because they receive the most weight
Where are the uterine horns located?
The abdominal cavity
Name the largest bone in the horse's face.
Mandible (lower jaw bone)
In what area of the horse would you find the pectoral muscles?