Equine Circulatory System

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This is a quiz on the equine circulatory system to test your knowledge and identify areas for revision.

  • 1
    The blood travels away from the heart through the...
  • 2
    Circulating blood transports which of the following essential substances?
  • 3
    Which of the following are the main components of blood?

  • 4
    White blood cells are also known as...
  • 5
    Where do red blood cells originate?
  • 6
    What are the three types of blood vessels?

  • 7
    What do capillaries do?
  • 8
    A classic characteristic of an artery is...
  • 9
    Where is the heart situated?
  • 10
    If the average horse weighs 500kg, approximately how much would their heart weigh?

  • 11
    The heart wall consists of three layers, the epicardium, the endocardium and...
  • 12
    The heart consists of four chambers; two upper chambers and two lower chambers, what are they known as?
  • 13
    What is meant by systolic action?
  • 14
    How many systems of circulation are there within the equine body?
  • 15
    Choose which one of the following cannot be used to monitor heart rate of a horse...
  • 16
    Which two substances make up plasma?

  • 17
    What colour are white blood cells?
  • 18
    For what reason might white blood cells increase in the body?
  • 19
    What is the main function of red blood cells?
  • 20
    Approximately one third of the red blood cells of a resting horse are stored where?

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