Human musculature vs. the Cat

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    Can anyone find info on this? the rationale for using the cat to study musculature in a Human Anatomy and Physiology Course. Your report should include 1) the muscles of the cat that are not found in the human (hint: there are 3) and explain why they may not be present and 2) which muscles in the cat have a different shape or orientation from those found in the human (hint: there are 4) and explain why they are different.
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    Might want to hit on the vet students here.
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    Can anyone find info on this? the rationale for using the cat to study musculature in a Human Anatomy and Physiology Course. Your report should include 1) the muscles of the cat that are not found in the human (hint: there are 3) and explain why they may not be present and 2) which muscles in the cat have a different shape or orientation from those found in the human (hint: there are 4) and explain why they are different.
    Is this an assignment you are doing for A&P? How strange. I have never learned this nor been asked this, and don't understand why it would matter But if I had to use my common sense to take a stab at it, I would guess that it probably has something to do with the muscles in the ears since cats rotate theirs and we do not, something with the spine and tail becuase they always land on their feet, and their feet b/c of the claws. Let us know what you find out, my curiosity is sparked.
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    Well, they have the wiggle-the-tail muscle, the sneak muscle, and the ****-on-the-furniture muscle.

    Seriously, what on earth kind of assignment is that. Shouldn't they be trying to teach you human anatomy??
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    I was also thinking of the facial muscles since cats are unable to make expressive countenances. Don't they also have muscles attached to each whisker? They also have something extra in their pharnyx that helps them purr, don't they?

    My one cat has the puke-walk a few steps-and puke some more muscle!
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    Quote from sriblanc
    Can anyone find info on this? the rationale for using the cat to study musculature in a Human Anatomy and Physiology Course. Your report should include 1) the muscles of the cat that are not found in the human (hint: there are 3) and explain why they may not be present and 2) which muscles in the cat have a different shape or orientation from those found in the human (hint: there are 4) and explain why they are different.
    Agree w/ above posters - let us know what you find out. And I would hit up a vet board - not that they are that familiar w/ a human body...

    I know the clavicle is free standing or floating - has to do w/ jumping from hts. End of my knowledge this am.


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