Neuromuscular development of Felis catus. Academic Article uri icon


  • Neuromuscular development was studied for 12 weeks in 22 kittens. Vertebral extensor, flexor and combined dominance was recorded in several phases. Thoracic limb support began between days 1 and 10, while the initiation of pelvic limb support ranged up to day 25. Crossed extensor and Landau reflexes were present in most kittens at various times up to day 19, although the Magnus response was nt seen. Auricular muscle control developed at 1-5 weeks, about the same time as claw control.

published proceedings

  • Lab Anim

author list (cited authors)

  • Beaver, B. V

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Beaver, BV

publication date

  • July 1980