This section is from the book "The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease", by J. Wortley Axe. Also available from Amazon: The Horse. Its Treatment In Health And Disease.
This is a small, thin, flat muscle situated beneath the pelvis. It covers the obturator foramen, and its fibres converge outwards, and end in a short flattened tendon.
Origin. - From the under surface of the pubis and ischium.
Insertion. - Into the trochanteric fossa behind and below the head of the femur.
Action. - It assists in extending the femur on the pelvis and rotating the hip outwards.
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