This course is a 3 part module dissecting the pelvic limb. Part 3 shows the joints of the pelvic limb.
This dissection was performed at ARI in Florida February 2020 and recorded live. Total time is approximately 1 hour 37 minutes long
Outline for Dissection of Hindlimb
Dorsal, Lateral, and Caudal Muscle Groups of Hindlimb:
Longissimus (if any of it remains), Gluteus Maximus; Gluteus Superficialis; Tensor Fasciae Latae; Semiteninosus; Biceps Femoris; Semimembranosus; Remove Tensor Fasciae Latae to see: Lateral heads of Quadriceps – Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis; and Iliacus; Gastrocnemius; Soleus (any remenants we can find of Gluteus Profundus, Gemellus, Quadratus Femoris, and maybe tendons of the obturator muscles)
Medial Muscles of the Hindlimb:
Gracilis, Adductor Femoris; Sartorius; Pectineus; Rest of Quadriceps: Vastus Medialis, Vastus Intermedius, remnants of the Psoas Major and Minor and Iliacus
Muscles Ventral of the Stifle:
Popliteus; Extensor Digitorum Longus; Extensor Digitorum Lateralis; Patellar Ligaments; Tibialis Cranialis; Peroneus Tertius; Flexor Digitorum Superficialis; 3 heads of Flexor Digitorum Profundus: Medialis, Lateralis, and Tibialis Caudalis; Interosseus; Check Ligaments; Retinaculum, Ligaments and fascial structures of the hock joint.
Talk and demonstrate how horse’s get a locking stifle or official name – upward fixation of the patella
Look at the joints of the hind limb:
Hock – talk about its action as a pump for blood in/out of the lower leg