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Table 1 Number, age, body weight of animals and characteristics of their pancreas

From: Is there adaptation of the exocrine pancreas in wild animal? The case of the Roe Deer

Species Roe deer Cattle
Stage Adult Young Ruminant calf Milk-fed calf
Age > 1 year < 8 months 159 days 138 days
    (W group) (MF group)
Number of animals 23 12 18 22
Body weight (BW1, kg) 22.4 ± 2.4" 15.0 ± 1.2" 227.8 ± 1.3§" 205.5 ± 1.6"
Pancreas weight
- total (g) 26.4 ± 1.3 21.3 ± 2.6 203.5 ± 1.7 156.7 ± 1.4§
- g/kg BW1 1.18 ± 0.01 1.54 ± 0.01 0.89 ± 0.01 § 0.76 ± 0.01§
Pancreatic proteins
- Total (g) 3.7 ± 0.2 3.1 ± 0.5 31.1 ± 0.3 25.7 ± 0.2§
- mg/g pancreas 138 ± 2 134 ± 1 151 ± 1 165 ± 1
- mg/kg BW1 164 ± 1 208 ± 3 134 ± 4§ 125 ± 5§
  1. Values are means ± SEM (standard error of the mean).
  2. †, ‡, §, ": Means within a row with different superscripts differ (P < 0.05).
  3. 1 BW = Body weight.