dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
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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.
The period of a gait from the initial ground contact of a limb to next ground contact of the same limb.
This is also known as the
A phase of a gait when all four feet are off the ground.
The trotting gait in which at least one foot is always on the ground.
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A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
in which the animal leaves the ground during each
This increases the amount of ground that can be covered with a minimum increase in expenditure of energy to that used in a
of the trot, when momentarily no feet touch the ground, is also known as
This gait is also known as the
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