Table 1 Osteometrical data of humerus and femur of sheep and cow (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Does the osteon morphology depend on the body mass? A scaling study on macroscopic and histomorphometric differences between cow (Bos taurus) and sheep (Ovis aries)

  Sheep (Ovis aries) Cow (Bos taurus)
Humerus Femur h/f % Humerus Femur h/f %
W 106.2 ± 21 81.7 ± 15 133.8 910.9 ± 92 1,107.2 ± 106 82.3
GL 170 ± 11 205 ± 14 82.9 312 ± 17 395 ± 21 78.9
Min DD 21 ± 2 23 ± 3 91.3 54 ± 4 49 ± 7 110.2
Max DD 26 ± 3 25 ± 4 104.0 60 ± 6 54 ± 8 111.1
D1 418.6 ± 33 417.1 ± 28 100.4 2,539.6 ± 184 2,014.5 ± 152 126.1
D2 115.2 ± 7 188.7 ± 13 61.1 683.2 ± 62 719.9 ± 54 94.9
D3 303.4 ± 29 228.4 ± 11 132.8 1,856.4 ± 185 1,294.6 ± 96 143.4
RI 27.6 23.4 117.9 36.5 26.1 139.8
BDI 72.5 54.8 132.3 73.1 64.3 113.7
  1. Values of W are expressed in gr, those of GL, minDD and maxDD in mm, those of D1, D2 and D3 in mm2 and RI, BDI are indexes (see text)