Online Course: Anatomy and Common Injuries of the Equine Forelimb
Enhance outcomes for equine athletes with an in-depth understanding of common causes of forelimb lameness
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The equine forelimb is designed to ensure that horses can run fast. The forelimb carries approximately 55 to 60 percent of the horse's weight and supports a large part of the rider’s weight as well. Forelimb injuries and lameness can, therefore, be a significant issue for equine athletes and their owners. This course, the first of two courses on the equine forelimb, will introduce key anatomical features of the front limb and then discuss some common injuries that can cause issues in horses.
This course aims to provide you with the anatomical and pathophysiological knowledge to understand common injuries of the equine forelimb.
This course is made up of readings, videos, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the anatomy of the equine forelimb
- list normal anatomical variations in the equine forelimb that are visible on radiography
- discuss common injuries of the equine forelimb and their management
- select an appropriate treatment for an equine patient with forelimb lameness based on a case scenario