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Table 3.

Whole bone properties

GreyhoundPit bullP
Work to fracture (N m−1 kg−1   
Humerus 0.374±0.068 0.908±0.110 0.006* 
Radius 0.315±0.043 0.588±0.022 0.001* 
Metacarpal 0.071±0.019 0.106±0.016 0.222 
Femur 0.326±0.078 0.837±0.103 0.008* 
Tibia 0.305±0.044 0.643±0.044 0.002* 
Metatarsal 0.118±0.016 0.125±0.021 0.813 
Fisher's combined probability <0.001    
Max force (kN kg−1   
Humerus 0.088±0.007 0.147±0.018 0.022 
Radius 0.035±0.005 0.049±0.012 0.317 
Metacarpal 0.032±0.006 0.032±0.004 0.914 
Femur 0.067±0.004 0.098±0.016 0.106 
Tibia 0.067±0.005 0.084±0.013 0.279 
Metatarsal 0.034±0.006 0.031±0.007 0.761 
Fisher's combined probability >0.4    
GreyhoundPit bullP
Work to fracture (N m−1 kg−1   
Humerus 0.374±0.068 0.908±0.110 0.006* 
Radius 0.315±0.043 0.588±0.022 0.001* 
Metacarpal 0.071±0.019 0.106±0.016 0.222 
Femur 0.326±0.078 0.837±0.103 0.008* 
Tibia 0.305±0.044 0.643±0.044 0.002* 
Metatarsal 0.118±0.016 0.125±0.021 0.813 
Fisher's combined probability <0.001    
Max force (kN kg−1   
Humerus 0.088±0.007 0.147±0.018 0.022 
Radius 0.035±0.005 0.049±0.012 0.317 
Metacarpal 0.032±0.006 0.032±0.004 0.914 
Femur 0.067±0.004 0.098±0.016 0.106 
Tibia 0.067±0.005 0.084±0.013 0.279 
Metatarsal 0.034±0.006 0.031±0.007 0.761 
Fisher's combined probability >0.4    

Values are means ± s.e.m. P-values are from unpaired t-tests.

*

Significant after sequential Bonferroni correction.

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