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Table 3 Step length (m) and stand phase duration (s). Values are presented as mean ± SD

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

  LF RF LH RH
Step length (m)
W1 0.78 ± 0.0* 0.78 ± 0.1* 0.78 ± 0.0** 0.78 ± 0.1
W2 0.75 ± 0.1 0.76 ± 0.1 0.76 ± 0.1 0.75 ± 0.1
W3 0.75 ± 0.1 0.75 ± 0.1 0.75 ± 0.1 0.75 ± 0.1
W4 0.72 ± 0.0* 0.72 ± 0.1* 0.71 ± 0.0* 0.72 ± 0.0*
Stand phase duration (s)
W1 0.43 ± 0.1 0.43 ± 0.1* 0.41 ± 0.0 0.41 ± 0.0
W2 0.47 ± 0.1 0.47 ± 0.1 0.43 ± 0.0 0.44 ± 0.1
W3 0.46 ± 0.1 0.46 ± 0.1 0.42 ± 0.1 0.42 ± 0.1
W4 0.48 ± 0.0 0.48 ± 0.0 0.41 ± 0.0 0.42 ± 0.0
  1. 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
  3. *P ≤ 0.02 vs all other conditions
  4. **P = 0.00 vs W3 and W4