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AUTHORS: Robert A. Kainer, DVM and Thomas O. McCracken


This horse anatomy book is an excellent learning tool for all people who deal with horses or veterinary medicine. You will explore equine anatomy by coloring the anatomically accurate illustrations of the horse’s organs and reading the short descriptions accompanying them. This is a pleasant and rewarding learning tool for veterinary medicine students, equine science majors, 4-H horse projects and all horsemen, horse trainers, breeders and farriers. 



81 plates cover all areas of the equine anatomy and structure

• Clear, understandable definitions are keyed to daily practical application

• Medically correct terminology helps you communicate with horse professionals 


Soft cover, wire binding, 8.5 x 11,184 pages, illustrated with medical quality illustrations, index, List price $44.95; Online price $34.95 



Robert A. Kainer, DVM, MS, is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science, Colorado State University. He has contributed to over 60 research papers and textbooks. Thomas O. McCracken, MS, is Vice President for Product and Development, Visible Productions LLC, and formerly Director of Biomedical Media in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science at Colorado State University. He has illustrated numerous veterinary medical textbooks and more than 75 scientific papers. He has won numerous awards of excellence from the Association of Medical Illustrators. 



How to use this atlas  • Organs of locomotion  • The horse’s head  • Digestive system  • Body cavities and serous membranes  • Cardiovascular system  • Hemiclymphatic system  • Respiratory system  • Urinary system  • Female reproductive system  • Male reproductive system  • Nervous System 



“A useful guide to equine anatomy for students at a variety of educational levels. Its artwork clearly depicts many difficult anatomical concepts while avoiding textural clutter.”    The late Thomas L. Spurgeon, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Colorado State University


“Reader friendly and provides the hands-on learning experience that students need to truly understand what they are learning.”  Stacey Ludwig, Colorado 4-H Leader


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