Musculoskeletal system


Additional External Resources

  1. The Canine Skeleton in Real 3D Anatomy using anatomical models to aid e-learning, created using high quality detailedphotographs, resulting in photorealistic 3D models. The presentations include hotspots, links and overlays.
  2. Interactive Atlas of Osteology and Arthrology in the Dog. A reference tool for the study of the bones and the joints of the dog, developed to complement canine anatomy text books and the study of bones in the dissection room.
  3. Equine Head and Dentition - A powerpoint covering the anatomy and physiology of the equine head and dentition, including the skeletal aspects, the physiology of mastication and it’s associated anatomy as well as common dental abnormalities.
  4. Lameness in Horses - A powerpoint presentation on the basics of identifying lameness in horses. Including diagnosis and signs, with videos of different lamenesses used to illustrate what to look for. As well as a case study of a lameness work-up.
  5. Skeletal Structure of the Equine Forelimb - A powerpoint presentation on the skeletal structure of the equine forelimb aiming to provide a detailed guide to the relevant bony landmarks present on the equine forelimb and also highlight certain ligaments and tendons, particularly in reference to the joints.
  6. Anatomy images of the canine musculoskeletal system. Labelled dissection plans of the canine locomotor system.
  7. 3D model of the horse’s distal limb created as a free online resource that could be made available via web browsers. The model integrates associated resources to improve the learning experience.
  8. Animated flashcards in Quicktime showing origin/insertion/innervation of muscles in the dog: forelimb extrinsicsshoulderelbowantebrachiumabdominal and axial musclesvertebral musclesmuscles of the crus and hip. Also available in a complete PDF document and in Keynote.
  9. Powerpoint presentation and video using painted horses to show the location of anatomical structures in the live horse.
  10. Interactive 'Drag n' Drop' activities to test your knowledge on the musculoskeletal system.



The Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM) project was funded by JISC as part of the Content Programme 2011-2013. It aims to provide access to veterinary anatomical resources in the form of a virtual museum.


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