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Table 2 Pressure contact area during the four measurement conditions

From: Compensatory load redistribution in Labrador retrievers when carrying different weights – a non-randomized prospective trial

Paw contact area (cm2)
  LF RF LH RH
W1 46.4 ± 4.8 45.6 ± 4.2 36.7 ± 3.6 37.2 ± 2.9
W2 46.4 ± 4.7 45.9 ± 4.0 35.8 ± 3.5 35.9 ± 3.4
W3 47.7 ± 4.5 47.3 ± 3.9 35.2 ± 3.5 35.4 ± 3.4
W4 48.7 ± 4.3 48.4 ± 3.9 32.7 ± 4.5 33.1 ± 3.9
  1. Values are presented as mean ± SD. W1 = unimpeded walking without a weight; W2 = carrying a standard 0.5 kg dummy; W3 = carrying a 2.0 kg dummy; W4 = carrying a 4.0 kg dummy
  2. LF left forelimb, RF right forelimb, LH left hindlimb, RH right hindlimb