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C. Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, DSc, FRCVS, DACVS, DACVSMR, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University
Also see Lameness in Cattle and Lameness in Horses and Lameness in Sheep and Lameness in Goats and Lameness in Pigs.
In all animals, the motor unit of skeletal muscle consists of the motor neuron, the neuromuscular junction, and muscle fibers. Muscle dysfunction—such as ataxia, paresis, or paralysis—most commonly originates in which of the following locations?