Effect of density and weight of load on the energy cost of carrying loads by donkeys and ponies.

Abstract

Two experiments were designed to compare the energy used in carrying loads by donkeys and ponies. In the first experiment 3 donkeys and 3 ponies were compared on treadmills in the UK. Density of load (lead shot or straw) had no significant effect on the energy cost of carrying loads; however, the energy cost of carrying a load decreased significantly (p

Citation

Pearson, R.A.; Dijkman, J.T.; Krecek, R.C.; Wright, P. Effect of density and weight of load on the energy cost of carrying loads by donkeys and ponies. Tropical Animal Health and Production (1998) 30 (1) 67-78. [DOI: 10.1023/A:1005021729061]

Effect of density and weight of load on the energy cost of carrying loads by donkeys and ponies.

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