Highly athletic terrestrial mammals: horses and dogs.

@article{Poole2011HighlyAT,
  title={Highly athletic terrestrial mammals: horses and dogs.},
  author={David C Poole and Howard H. Erickson},
  journal={Comprehensive Physiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={1-37}
}
Evolutionary forces drive beneficial adaptations in response to a complex array of environmental conditions. In contrast, over several millennia, humans have been so enamored by the running/athletic prowess of horses and dogs that they have sculpted their anatomy and physiology based solely upon running speed. Thus, through hundreds of generations, those structural and functional traits crucial for running fast have been optimized. Central among these traits is the capacity to uptake, transport… CONTINUE READING
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