Estimates of mechanical stresses in leg muscles of galloping Greyhounds (Canis familiaris



Films of Greyhounds galloping at maximum speed have been analysed, to determine the linear and angular accelerations of their legs. The masses and moments of inertia of the legs of dead Greyhounds, and the dimensions of individual leg muscles, have been measured. Hence the maximum stresses exerted during galloping, by various leg muscles, have been calculated.