dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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Central Line of a Trail of a Dog
The pattern of movement of animals during (terrestrial) locomotion.
Gaits used by cats and dogs include the walk, the amble, the pace, the trot, the canter and the gallop.
An appendage to the main body of an organism.
For example, an arm, leg, flipper or wing.
Either of the cranial (
Either of the caudal (
Relating to the opposite side of the body.
For example, diagonally contralateral limbs are limbs on diagonally opposite sides of the body.
Relating to the same side of the body.
For example, ipsilateral limbs are limbs that are on the same side of the body.
An imaginary line that runs long the centre of a foot or track.
This usually runs in between toes III and IV of dogs, demonstrating the symmetrical arrangement of the canine foot.
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An imaginary line along the direction of travel.
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