Occipital part - Pars occipitalis

Description

The occipital part (in pigs and ruminants) is the dorsal part of the cleidocephalic muscle, from clavicular intersection to nuchal crest in pigs and to nuchal line and nuchal ligament in ruminants. This part is sometime called "cleidooccipital muscle".

Origin: clavicular tendon/clavicular intersection/vestigial clavicle

Insertion: nuchal ligament, nuchal line, nuchal crest on occipital bone

Action: draw the limb cranially and, acting bilaterally, to fix the neck

Nerve: accessory nerve, ventral branches of cervical nerves


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke

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