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Course title Anatomy of the Domestic Animals III
Course code Vete2015
Credit points 4
ECTS creditpoints 6
Total Hours in Course 160
Number of hours for lectures 16
Number of hours for seminars and practical classes 64
Independent study hours 80
Date of course confirmation 20/04/2011
Responsible Unit Preclinical Institute
Course developers
Dr. med. vet., asoc. prof. Lauma Mancēviča
second level professional higher educational programme(līm.), vieslekt. Anete Freiberga

Prior knowledge
Vete2013, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I
Vete2014, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II
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 in response to 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 11 oral colloquiums.
Course Content(Calendar)
16 lectures and 64 laboratory works (80 contact hours)
Blood circulatory circles and and lymphatic system – 4 academic hours of lectures
1.Blood vessels of the heart, thoracic and abdominal cavity (aorta, veins, lymph nodes) – 8 academic hours (1st colloquium)
2.Blood vessels of forelimb (arteries, veins), lymph centres and lymph nodes – 4 academic hours (2nd colloquium)
3.Blood vessels of hindlimb (arteries, veins), lymph centres and lymph nodes – 8 academic hours (3rd colloquium)
4.Blood vessels of head (arteries and veins), lymph centres and lymph nodes – 4 academic hours (4th colloquium).
5.Brain and spinal cord. Meninges of the central nervous system – 8 academic hours of practical work and 4 academic hours of lectures (5th colloquium)
6.Nerves of the head – 4 academic hours of practical work and 1 academic hour of lectures (6th colloquium)
7.Nerves of the thoracic limb. Plexus brachialis, cervical nerves – 4 academic hours (7th colloquium)
8.Lumbar nerves, lumbosacral plexus – 8 academic hours (8th colloquium)
9.Systema nervosum autonomicum. Glandulae endocrinae – 4 academic hours of practical work and 2 academic hours of lectures (9th colloquium)
10. Organum visus. Organum vestibulocochleare – 4 academic hours of practical work and 2 academic hours of lectures (10th colloquium)
11. Anatomy of the bird – 8 academic hours of practical work and 3 academic hours of lectures (11th colloquium).
Requirements for awarding credit points
Successfully passed 11 colloquia and exam. Unjustified absences from lectures and practical work do not exceed 30% of the total number of academic hours.
In order to hold colloquia, you must have passed the study course Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II during the first 4 weeks, from the beginning of the study course Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II. If the colloquia are not passed during the first 4 weeks since the beginning of the next study semester and / or unjustified absences are more than 30% of the total number of academic hours, then the course must be re-acquired in the next year, following the study course plan.
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. Students independently acquire and strengthen their knowledge in the anatomical structures of domestic animals and anatomical differences in domestic animal species. Independently learns new anatomical terminology, following the content of the course plan.
Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes
Colloquiums are evaluated on the 10-point scale; the score is scored from 4 to 10 points.
The assessment of the colloquium depends on the presentation of practical and theoretical knowledge.
Colloquium answering is done using laboratory work study materials, sequentially according to the course plan.
Each wet colloquium material is stored for 30 days from its production.
After completing the colloquium plan student must take an oral examination and answer to 3 questions in the ticket.
Students who have at least 7 points and above in colloquiums, in agreement with the lecturer may skip the exam, but instead prepare a presentation material for the study course. As a final mark, average arithmetic score from the evaluation of the colloquiums taken by the study course is given.
FORCE MAJURE Events that are out of control (fires, floods, riots, war or other similar situation) that delay or hinder the fulfillment of the set obligations are taken into account and student may answer the colloquiums/exam remotely without the presence of study material.
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