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New Insights into Muscle Function during Pivot Feeding in Seahorses
The data confirmed that the epaxial pre-activation pattern observed previously for pipefish also occurs in seahorses, and supported the previously hypothesized role of the m. Expand
Musculoskeletal modelling in dogs: challenges and future perspectives.
The major challenges in future canine modelling research are likely to centre around devising alternative techniques for obtaining maximal voluntary contractions, as well as finding scaling factors to adapt a generalized canine musculoskeletal model to represent specific breeds and subjects. Expand
Musculotendon excursion potential, tendon slack and muscle fibre length: the interaction of the canine gastrocnemius muscle and tendon
No significant relations were found between musculotendon excursion potential and muscle fibre length or tendon slack length, and femur length did not prove to be a reliable scale factor for the length‐related musculoskeletal parameters examined in this study. Expand
Variation of actin filament length in dogs
The low intraspecies variation, combined with a lack of important inter‐ and intramuscular variation found in this study, affirms the use of a species‐specific optimal sarcomere length of 1.89 μm for canine muscles. Expand
Assessment of specific muscle tension in dogs through functional electrical stimulation of the gastrocnemius muscle.
The objective was to establish an experimental basis for the determination of specific muscle tension in dogs based on in vivo muscle forces and show direct correlations between these forces and animal welfare. Expand
Evaluation of functional muscle anatomy scalability in the canine hind limb
For the majority of the muscles of the canine hind limb, neither body mass nor limb length were reliable scaling parameter for either muscle masses, PCSA's and optimal fibre length, indicating the need of a breed‐specific approach to musculoskeletal modelling in future canine musculOSkeletal research. Expand