Aspects of ConformationI 07

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Aspects of Conformation ANSC 1601 Spring, 2007
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Conformation General definition: the structure or  outline of an entity, determined by the  arrangement of its parts
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Equine conformation The structure or outline is of interest, as  it will determine how the parts move There are some general principles of  what constitutes “good conformation” There are specific aspects which vary  according to the use to which the horse  is to be put.
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Equine conformation  evaluation General: is the animal structurally sound? Specific: is it suited for the purpose at hand? Esthetics: do the parts fit together  harmoniously?
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Evaluation of conformation Need to know  nomenclature of parts Need to know what is  considered Desirable Faulty 
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The head Pretty is a factor here There are extremes…
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The head—things that matter Wide poll Good with between  branches of jaw Good alignment of  upper and lower jaw
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  • Fall '07
  • newell
  • Dog anatomy, Equine conformation  evaluation, jaw Good alignment, lower jaw Eyes, Aka undershot jaw, maxilla Dental arcades

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