Course code Vete2013

Credit points 3

Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I

Additional course materials Vete2013.pdf

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes44

Independent study hours60

Date of course confirmation20.04.2011

Responsible UnitPreclinical Institute

Course developers

author Preklīniskais institūts

Lauma Mancēviča

Dr. med. vet.

author Preklīniskais institūts

Arnis Mugurēvičs

Dr. med. vet.

author Preklīniskais institūts

Anete Freiberga

second level professional higher educational programme(līm.)

Course abstract

Anatomy is the foundation for all biological knowledge. Anatomy of Domestic Animals is the science of the structure of animal body. Anatomy of the Domestic Animals is very close connected with cell biology, histology, microscopically anatomy and physiology. Anatomy is the basis of clinical sciences.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: students are able to describe and explain the anatomical structure of organ systems and apparatuses of the domestic animals. Skills: students are able to identify the organs of horses, ruminants, swine, carnivores and domestic fowl, and describe them. Skills are acquired and evaluated in practical work during the preparation of study material and answering the colloquiums. Competency: ability to analyze, compare and differentiate the body structure of domestic animals, its peculiarities in different animal species, applying it to the clinical practice. Competences are assessed in practical work with 6 oral colloquiums.

Course Content(Calendar)

16 lectures and 44 laboratory works (60 contact hours) Lectures: 1. Introduction. History of anatomy – 1 academic hour. 2. Anatomy research methods. Body’s overall structure – 1 academic hour. 3. Morphofunctional characteristics of the skeleton, its’ phylo- and ontogenesis – 1 academic hour. 4. Osteologia and systema skeletale, development of the bone – 1 academic hour. 5. Columna vertebralis, its morphofunctional characteristics – 1 academic hour. 6. Skeleton appendiculare, its’morphofunctional characteristics – 1 academic hour. 7. Bones of the front and hind limb. Differences between species – 1 academic hour. 8. Skeleton of the head. Differencies between the species – 1 academic hour. 9. Types of bone articulations. Phylo- and ontogenesis of articulations – 1 academic hour. 10. Structure of the joint. Its’morphofunctional characteristics and classification – 1 academic hour. 11. Articulationes of the limbs – 1 academic hour. 12. Muscle as an organ. Its’ phylo- and ontogenesis. Types of muscles – 1 academic hour. 13. Classification of the muscles, its’ auxillaries – 1 academic hour. 14. Muscles of the limbs, differencies between the species – 1 academic hour. 15. Muscles of the trunk, its’ classification – 1 academic hour. 16. Muscles of the head, its’ classification – 1 academic hour. Colloquiums 1. Columna vertebralis – 8 academic hours (1st colloquium) 2. Membra thoracica - 8 academic hours (2nd colloquium) 3. Hindlimb or pelvic limb (membra pelvina) – 6 academic hours (3rd colloquium) 4. Skeleton of the head (skull) - 8 academic hours (4th colloquium) 5. Joints and muscles of thoracic limb – 6 academic hours (5th colloquium) 6. Joints and muscles of the hindlimb - 8 academic hours (6th colloquium)

Requirements for awarding credit points

The final score "Test" is obtained if six colloquiums are successfully completed, as well as unjustified delays in lectures and practical work are not more than 30% of the total academic hours.
If unfulfilled delays are more than 30% of the total academic hours, then the course must be repeated again from the beginning.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

The tasks of homework are assessed in accordance with the tasks specified in the practical work.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Colloquiums are evaluated on the 10-point scale, the score is scored from 4 to 10 points. Evaluation of a colloquium depends on the presentation of practical and theoretical knowledge. Colloquiums are answered sequentially according to the course plan.

Compulsory reading

1. Brūveris Z., Baumane S., Dūrītis I. Mājdzīvnieku praktiskā anatomija. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds, 2018. 2. Brūveris Z. Mājdzīvnieku anatomija. Rīga: Medicīnas apgāds, 2007. 3. König H.E., Lieblich H.G. Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals. 6th edition. Germany: Schattauer, 2014. 4. Done S.H., Goody P.C., Stickland N.C. Color Atlas of Veterinary Anatomy. Vol. 3. The Dog and Cat. Philadelphia: Elsevier Helt, 2007. 5. Dyce K.M., Sack W.O., Wensing C.J. Textbook of veterinary anatomy. 4th edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders company, 2010. 6. World Association of Veterinary Anatomists. Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria. 6th edition. 2017. Pieejams: from

Further reading

1. Brūveris Z., Baumane S. Lauksaimniecības dzīvnieku morfoloģija un fizioloģija. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1987. 2. Sisson S., Grosman J. The anatomy of the domestic animals. 10. Edition. Philadelphia and London: W.B.Saunders Company, 1973. 3. Nickel R., Schummer A, Seiferle E. Lehrbuch der Anatomie der Haustiere. Band I-IV. Berlin, Hamburg: Verlag Paul Parey, 1973-1992.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Ozoliņš P. Lauksaimniecības dzīvnieku anatomija. Rīga: Zvaigzne. 1975. 2. Brūveris Z., Cunskis J., Pastuhovs M. Lauksaimniecības dzīvnieku anatomijas praktikums. Rīga: Zvaigzne, 1978. 3. Kainer R.A., McCracken Th.O. Dog anatomy: A Coloring Atlas. U.S.A.: TetonNewMedia, 2003. 4. Latshaw W.K. Veterinary Developmental Anatomy: A Clinically Oriented Approach. Toronto, Ontario: B.C. Decker Inc. 1987. 5. Aspinall V., Capello M. Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Phisiology. Textbook. 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2009. 6. Howard E.E., de Lahunta A. Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog. 4th edition. Missouri: Elsevier, 2013. 7. Hudson L.C., Hamilton W.P. Atlas of Feline Anatomy for Veterinarians. 2nd editio). U.S.A.: Teton New Media, 2010. 8. Budras K.D., McCarthy P.H., Horowitz A., Betg R. . Anatomy of Dog. 5th edition. Hannover: Schlütersche, 2007.


Compulsory course of study programme Veterinary medicine