Accession Number : ADA262807
Title : Relationship between Functional Residual Capacity to Various Body Measurements in Normal Sheep
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF MEDICINE
Personal Author(s) : Mundie, Thomas G ; Dodd, Kenneth T ; Lagutchik, Michael S
Report Date : Dec 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : Functional residual capacity (FRC) was determined by nitrogen washout in 55 normal sheep. Data on various external body measurements were collected which included body weight, chest circumference, chest width, body length, height, and sternum length. In addition, data on wet lung weight and wet lung weight/body weight ratio were collected on 10 of the sheep. A significant correlation was found between FRC and all measured parameters except height and sternum length. Multiple linear regression of all external body measurements showed the best correlation of FRC to body weight and body length, while the addition of chest circumference and/or chest width did not significantly improve the correlation. Significant deviation from the population was found in 3 sheep (5.5%), in which these sheep had lung weight/body weight ratios which were significantly lower than the rest of the population.... Sheep, Functional Residual Capacity(FRC).
Descriptors : *RESPIRATORY SYSTEM , *SHEEP , *ANTHROPOMETRY , *RATIOS , LENGTH , WEIGHT , LUNG , ANIMALS , WIDTH , THORAX , MEDICAL RESEARCH , HEIGHT , BODY WEIGHT , REST , VETERINARY MEDICINE , CORRELATION , PARAMETERS , DOMESTIC ANIMALS , REPRINTS , MEASUREMENT
Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE