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GSP1954@aol.com wrote:
<large snippage>

>you have a 1 tonne animal. It costs it about 315 kcal (equals 0.315 dietary
>calories) for it to move a kilometer regardless of whether it walks,
>trots, paces or gallops at a speed of 1 or 50 km/h.

<Additional snippage>

Actually, a kcal is the same as a dietary calorie.  Thank goodness
you -can't- move a one tonne animal a kilometer on 0.315 dietary calories.
Otherwise, I'd still be working off licorice whips I ate when I was seven.

Mark Sumner