Anatomy of Domestic Animals

lvete1342  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Anatomy of Domestic Animals
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
22.5 h + 22.5 h
Moens André;

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes

Teaching anatomy of animals is made system by system (locomotive, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, circulatory, etc.). For every notion, an in-depth study of three reference animals (dog, horse and bovine) is realized, followed by a compared study of the cat, the small ruminants, the pig, the rabbit and the birds.
This last course of anatomy is a synthesis of the anatomical notions studied system by system. It aims, for a given anatomical region, at integrating all the notions of anatomy previously studied systems by system. This course gives a clinical approach of the anatomy of our domestic animals.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The aim of the 4 courses of anatomy of domestic animals is to teach this matter to future veterinarians. Learning anatomy allows the student to fill the requirements of the medical act. In particular to localize exactly any organ of an animal, to be able to correlate any reaction of a precise anatomical area to a precise organ, to choose the places of auscultation, palpation, percussion, to choose also precise places of diagnostic or therapeutic intervention and to do any medical act. The aim of the course is also to make understand the normal functioning of organs and, by comparison, the abnormal functioning of these organs. In other words, to explain the physiology and the pathology according to the forms and the anatomical structures. The accent is thus put on the functional and clinical aspects of this matter
Regional study of organs previously studied system by system. The accent is put on the important clinical aspects. Regions are: the head, the dorsal neck, the ventral neck, the thorax, the abdominal cavity, the pelvic cavity and the segments of the fore- and hindlimb (thoracic and pelvic girdles, stylopod, zeugopod and basipod). The theoretical notions are subject of detailed dissections and demonstrations on living animal by specialized veterinarians (clinical anatomy of the bovine, the horse, the dog, the medical imaging) or on cadavers (digestive and genital surgery of carnivores)
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral lecture by the professor
Presentation with transparencies
Practical class :dissection and demonstration by specialized veterinarians (horse, cow, dog)
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam with 45 minutes of preparation

Plus d'une vingtaine d'ouvrages disponibles pour consultation chez le titulaire
Les deux références principales sont :
1) Anatomie comparée des mammifères domestiques. R. Barone (6 tomes) Ed. Vigot
2) Veterinary Anatomy. Dyce, Sack and Wensing. Ed Saunders
Teaching materials
  • Le support de cours consiste en une série de syllabus illustrés.
  • Les livres d'anatomie vétérinaire de référence sont disponibles en bibliothèque.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine