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Table 2 Morphological data of 225 days old fetuses from experimental matings

From: Syndrome of arachnomelia in Simmental cattle

  unaffected affected  
  male female total male female total p*
N 8 5 13 3 1 4  
Average Fetus weight (kg) 20.74 19.02 20.08 19.15 17.90 18.84 0.141
Standard deviation 0.84 1.71 1.47 0.51 - 0.75  
Av. Crown – rump length (cm) 74.75 73.80 74.39 75.67 74.00 75.25 0.570
Standard deviation 1.98 1.30 1.76 3.06 - 2.63  
Av. Chest circumference (cm) 51.38 49.80 50.77 56.00 55.00 55.75 0.004
Standard deviation 1.60 1.64 1.74 1.00 - 2.86  
  1. *p-value from the non parametric Mann-Whitney-Test for differences between unaffected and affected fetuses