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Table 1 Metabolic body weight of different species based on estimated average body weights[37, 38]

From: Ethnoveterinary herbal remedies used by farmers in four north-eastern Swiss cantons (St. Gallen, Thurgau, Appenzell Innerrhoden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden)

Species Weight Metabolic bodyweight (MBW)
Adult cattle 650 kg 128.7 kg0.75
Calf 75 kg 25.5 kg0.75
Pig 200 kg 53.2 kg0.75
Young pig 15 kg 7.6 kg0.75
Donkey 200 kg 53.2 kg0.75
Goat 50 kg 18.8 kg0.75
Medium-sized dog 25 kg 11.2 kg0.75
Young sheep 20 kg 9.5 kg0.75
Rabbit 3 kg 2.3 kg0.75
Hen 1 kg 1.0 kg0.75
Rat 0.175 kg 0.3 kg0.75
Human 65 kg 22.9 kg0.75