Energetics and litter size variation in domestic dog Canis familiaris breeds of two sizes.

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We measured resting metabolic rate (RMR), daily energy expenditure (DEE) and metabolisable energy intake (MEI) in two breeds of dog during peak lactation to test whether litter size differences were a likely consequence of allometric variation in energetics. RMR of Labrador retrievers (30 kg, n=12) and miniature Schnauzers (6 kg, n=4) averaged 3437 and 1062… (More)

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@article{Scantlebury2001EnergeticsAL, title={Energetics and litter size variation in domestic dog Canis familiaris breeds of two sizes.}, author={Mike Scantlebury and Richard E Butterwick and John R. Speakman}, journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology}, year={2001}, volume={129 4}, pages={919-31} }