Physiological characteristics of skeletal muscles of dogs and cats.

@article{Maxwell1977PhysiologicalCO,
  title={Physiological characteristics of skeletal muscles of dogs and cats.},
  author={Leo C. Maxwell and Jack K Barclay and David E. Mohrman and J. A. Faulkner},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={233 1},
  pages={C14-8}
}
Our purpose was to determine if physiological characteristics of skeletal muscles of dogs and cats are related to their histochemical and biochemical characteristics. Maximum oxygen consumption (VO2max) and blood flow (Q) at VO2max were determined for in situ muscles of dogs and cats. Compared to cat muscles, dog muscles per unit mass had higher succinate oxidase activities, VO2max's, and Q's at VO2max's. There are positive relationships between Q at VO2max and VO2max and between VO2max and… CONTINUE READING