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Muscles of the Hindquarters, Function


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Gluteals
Hind end action and impulsion into forward motion, flexes and extends hip, abducts femur
Biceps Femoris
Extend the hip and hock, flexes and extends the stifle depending on where leg is held
Semitendinosus
Allows hip and hock extension in stance phase, in swing phase flexes stifle, medially rotates hind leg and abducts
Semimembranosus
Extends hock, pushes body forward in stance phase, adducts femur