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.
A small fiat muscle situated on the floor of the pelvis, where it is spread over the obturator foramen.
Origin. - From the inner circumference of the obturator opening.
Insertion. - By a tendon common to this muscle and the pyriformis to the large depression (trochanteric fossa) on the upper and back part of the femur.
Action. - It rotates the femur outwards.
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