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Asked in Health, Animal Life
How heavy is a labrador?
A purebred adult male Lab really shouldn't weight more than about 75 pounds; a female no more than about 70. You can decide if your Lab is the right weight this way: look at the dog from the top: his or her waist (between the ribs and hips) should be distinct. When you run your fingers along the rib cage, you should be able to FEEL ribs, but standing back you should NOT be able to SEE ribs. If you can...
Asked in Skeletal System
Do men have fewer ribs than women?
No. Aside from abnormalities, men and women have the same number of ribs. The normal number of ribs are 24 - twelve on the left and twelve on the right. There are some people who have more - up to 26 or 28 ribs, but these are usually vestigial ribs in the cervical region. These are abnormal and may frequently cause neck, back, or arm pain. ...
Asked in Muscular System
What are the 2 main types of muscles in respiration and how do they work?
muscle of respiration: diaphragm, external intercostrals and internal intercostrals - internal intercostral- pull ribs up and out - external intercostrals- pull ribs down and in - diaphragm-contracts in preparation for sneezing,coughing,crying,laughing and weight lifting. ...
Asked in First Aid
How painful would 6 fractured ribs be?
Very painful. Seven fractured ribs in nine places was an experience wished not to have. You have trouble breathing without pain. Do not even laugh, it hurts so bad. There is nothing that can really be done for fractured ribs, so they take a lot of time to heal. The ribs are in an area that protect vital and sensitive organs. As stated above the lungs are one such area that the ribs protect. The ribs being broken alone can cause...