Equine muscle trauma

Muscle structure and function

Muscle generates force by contraction. To create movement, muscles contract across joints. Calcium and ATP are key factors.

Muscle consists of bundles of muscle fibers surrounded by endomysium. Bundles of fibers,  called fasciculi, are surrounded by the perimysium. The entire muscle is covered with the tough epimysium.

 

 

 

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.