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Matthew T. Brokken, DVM, The Ohio State University
James K. Belknap, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University
Disorders of the metacarpus include suspensory desmitis, inferior check desmitis, bucked shins, and exostoses and fractures of the metacarpal bones.
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?