Mean adipocyte area of equine adipocytes. Data are reported as means ± SD. Peri-renal adipocyte area is higher compared to N ½ (P < 0.001), N ¼ (P = 0.003) and loin adipocyte area (P = 0.022). Retroperitoneal adipocyte area is higher than N ½ (P = 0.020) adipocyte area. Superscripts (abc) indicate differences between adipose tissue location (P < 0.05). Missing values and outliers were excluded from this analysis (N3/4 8; N1/4 4; TH 3; M 3,4,7,8; RK 2,7,9; L 11, RP 3). Abbreviations: N ¼, neck ¼; TH, tail head; L, loin; M, mesenteric; RP, retroperitoneal; RK, right kidney.