Hands-on: A Guided Tour of Equine Anatomy – Focus on the Hoof and Leg (Postponed)

Workshop Information:

This anatomy workshop has been postponed in accordance with the University of Guelph’s efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are looking into rescheduling this event for the Fall of 2020. Those who have purchased registrations, we will be in touch with you shortly. Please contact Matt Houlahan at [email protected] for more information.


A Guided Tour of Equine Anatomy is a dissection workshop to understand equine anatomy first hand.  Following an introduction to the day, participants will have an opportunity to take part in a guided examination of the anatomy of a horse – this time with a focus on the hoof and leg. An overview of the large muscle groups of the shoulder, hip and legs will be followed by an exploration of the leg and hoof by the student in groups of three.  There will also be a “Lunch and Learn” session on current research on the hoof at the University of Guelph, so students are encouraged to bring their lunch so they can enjoy this special presentation.  Space will be limited to ensure all students are involved.


Course Instructor:

Your guide for this special learning opportunity will be Dr. Jeff Thomason.

Dr. Jeff Thomason, OVC – Well known for his ability to bring anatomy to life, Dr. Thomason teaches anatomy to veterinary students at the Ontario Veterinary College.   Dr. Thomason is a researcher conducting internationally recognized research on the equine hoof and leg along with other areas of specialty, including a research focus on the hoof-leg structure and the impact on concussive forces from different surfaces.

*Equine Anatomy artwork provided by Ruth Benns.