Oxygen utilization by elk calves during horizontal and vertical locomotion compared to other species

Yosef Cohen, Charles T. Robbins, Bruce B. Davitt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

23 Scopus citations

Abstract

1. 1. The cost of locomotion by 5 elk calves (Cervus canadensis nelsoni) was expressed by the following equations: M = 0.38 + 0.22 V on the level, M = 0.61 + 0.27 V on a 4.2° incline up, M = 0.45 + 0.20 V on a 4.2° incline down, M = 0.81 + 0.34 V and M = 0.46 + 0.15 V on 11.7° incline up and down correspondingly (M = ml O2/ghr, V = km/hr). 2. 2. The net cost of locomotion on the level for mammals was found to be S = 6.35 W-0.34 (S = ml O2/g km, W = weight in g). 3. 3. A method to compare the efficiency of moving on inclines for different animals is suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-48
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Oxygen utilization by elk calves during horizontal and vertical locomotion compared to other species'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this