Sick of pouring over tired anatomy textbooks? Or do you want a break from the formalin fumes? Real Bodywork recently developed two veterinary anatomy apps, and they might be that space-filler you wanted for waiting in line for coffee or right before going to bed. Studying anatomy usually made for good nighttime reading for me, although I'd have to say neuro was some tough competition.
These two apps, one for canine and one for equine, covers superficial landmarks, superficial and deep muscles, bones, and organs. They provide an especially nice review of musculature, origins and insertions, and bony landmarks. A quiz feature within the app is a fun way to study, and questions answered incorrectly can be saved to a "favorites" section for future quizzing. Each landmark can be opened for more detail, including muscle action, origin, insertion, additional graphics of the anatomy. This section even has a pronunciation guide which is great for beginners. A disadvantage includes not being able to rotate the dog to ventrodorsal position to better visualize organs. For a review of vasculature, you may want to look elsewhere. Overall, the graphics are great to work with and Real Bodywork is a nice adjunct to the monotony that textbooks can bring.