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Anatomy of the Horse

6th Edition

By Klaus Dieter Budras, W. O. Sack, Sabine Rock, Aaron Horowitz, Rolf Berg


208 pages | 285 Color Illus.

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pub: 2012-03-01
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The sixth edition of this highly successful book contains updates to functional anatomy which has now been totally revised. There are also new chapters on the eye, abdomen, female reproduction, ultrasonography and orthopaedics. The atlas is superbly illustrated throughout with colour drawings, photographs, and radiographs providing the reader with detailed information on the structure, function, and clinical application of all equine body systems and their interaction in the live animal.

Already acknowledged by students and teachers as an essential resource for learning and revision, the sixth edition is a valuable reference for veterinary practitioners and for those who own and work with horses.


… The aim of the authors has been admirably achieved. The textbook is already acknowledged as an essential resource for students, teachers and for veterinary practitioners and horse lovers in the English-speaking world.

A valuable reference for students of anatomy and surgery. The practicing surgeon should find many of the descriptions and diagrams extremely
The Irish Veterinary Journal

Table of Contents



The external Skin (common integument)

Thoracic Limb

The Skeleton of the Thoracic Limb

Topography of the Thoracic Limb (Nerves and Muscles)

Cutaneous Innervation, Blood Vessels, and Lymphatic Structures of the Thoracic Limb

Vessels, Nerves, and Deep Fascia of Carpus, Metacarpus, and Digit

The passive Stay-apparatus of the Thoracic Limb

Synovial Structures of the Thoracic Limb

Pelvic Limb

The Skeleton of the Pelvic Limb

Topography of the Pelvic Limb (Nerves and Muscles)

Skin Innervation, Blood, Vessels, and Lymphatics of the Pelvic Limb

Vessels, Nerves, and deep Fascia of Tarsus, Metatarsus, and Digit

Passive Stay-Apparatus of the Hindlimb, also Hoof and Contents

The Hoof (Ungula)

Suspensory Apparatus of the Coffin Bone (Distal Phalanx), Vessels and Nerves of the Hoof

Synovial Structures of the Pelvic Limb


Skull and Dentition

Skull with Teeth and Paranasal Sinuses

Supf. Veins of the Head, Facial nerve (VII) and Muscles supplied by the Facial Nerve

Trigeminal Nerve (V-3 and V-2), Muscles of Mastication, Salivary Glands, and Lymphatic Structures

Adnexa of the Eye

The Eye

Nose and Nasal Cavity, Mouth and Tongue

Pharynx, Guttural Pouch and Larynx

Larynx and Laryngeal Muscles

Head-Neck Junction and Ear

The Central Nervous System

The Brain

The Spinal Cord

Axial Skeleton and Neck

Vertebral Column with Thorax and Nuchal Ligament

Neck and Thoracic Wall

Deep Shoulder-Girdle Muscles, the Muscles of the ventral Part of the Neck and the visceral Space they enclose

Thoracic Cavity

Thoracic Wall, Respiratory Muscles, Lungs, and Lymphatic Structures

Heart and Thymus

Abdominal Wall and Cavity

The Abdominal Wall

Topography of the Abdominal Organs and Their Relation to the Abdominal Wall

Spleen, Liver and Bile Duct, Pancreas, and Stomach with Omenta


Pelvis, Inguinal Region, and Urogenital Organs

Bony Pelvis with Sacrosciatic Ligament, Supf. Inguinal Structures

Inguinal Area

Prepubic Tendon, Inguinal Canal of the Mare, Nerves of the Lumbar Plexus, Hypaxial Lumbar Muscles, and Udder

Lymphatics, Adrenal Glands, and Urinary Organs

Arteries, Veins, and Nerves of the Pelvic Cavity

Female Reproductive Organs

Male Reproductive Organs

Perineum, Pelvic Diaphragm, and Tail

Selected Body Systems in Tabular Form


Lymphatic Structures

Peripheral Nervous System

Cranial Nerves

Contributions to Clinical-Functional Anatomy

List of References


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal