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Kinetic and temporospatial parameters in male and female cats walking over a pressure sensing walkway

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Title
Kinetic and temporospatial parameters in male and female cats walking over a pressure sensing walkway
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BMC Veterinary Research, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-9-129
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Mirela R Verdugo, Sheila C Rahal, Felipe S Agostinho, Verônica M Govoni, Maria J Mamprim, Frederico OB Monteiro

Abstract

Several factors may influence kinetic data measurements, including body conformation and body mass. In addition, gender differences in gait pattern have been observed in healthy humans. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the kinetic and temporospatial parameters in clinically healthy male and female cats using a pressure-sensitive walkway. Eighteen crossbreed adult cats were divided into two groups: G1 had ten male cats (nine neutered) aged from 1 to 4 years and body mass 3.1-6.8 kg; G2 had eight spayed female cats, aged from 1 to 6 years and body mass 3.3-4.75 kg. The data from the first five valid trials were collected for each cat. A trial was considered valid if the cat maintained a velocity between 0.54-0.74 m/s and acceleration from -0.20 to 0.20 m/s2. The peak vertical force (PVF), vertical impulse (VI), gait cycle time, stance time, swing time, stride length, and percentage body weight distribution among the four limbs were determined. In addition, the lengths of each forelimb and each hind limb were measured using a tape with the animal standing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 27 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 7 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 18%
Other 4 14%
Researcher 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 2 7%
Other 4 14%
Unknown 4 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 9 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 11%
Engineering 3 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 7%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 6 21%

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