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Table 1 Morphometric values of the 24 female Beagle dogs

From: Higher neonatal growth rate and body condition score at 7 months are predictive factors of obesity in adult female Beagle dogs

  6 months 24 months
IW OW1 OW2 IW OW1 OW2
Body weight (kg, BW) 10.19 (0.73) a 8.84 (1.08) b 11.23 (1.25) c 13.64 (1.10) a 12.44 (1.87) a 17.77 (2.18) b
Fat-free mass (kg, FFM) 8.63 (0.74) a 7.26 (0.76) b 8.96 (0.96) a 10.10 (0.71) a 8.38 (0.97) b 10.98 (1.54) a
Fat mass (%, FM%) 18.44 (2.93) a 19.23 (1.99) a 21.11 (3.23) a 26.13 (3.11) a 32.90 (2.08) b 37.39 (3.23) c
Pelvic circumference (cm, PC) 47.21 (2.02) a 46.25 (3.93) a 47.00 (3.97) a 44.27 (2.69) a 43.52 (1.78) a 53.10 (1.99) b
Excess body weight (%)        7.3 (3.6) a 15.3 (5.0) b 22.8 (3.8) c
  1. Values are expressed as mean (standard deviation). The letters identify significant differences (p <0.05) between groups difference within the same parameter. The dogs were separated into 3 groups using a hierarchical classification on principal components on FM%, FFM and PC. Groups were described as ideal weight (IW, n = 9), slightly overweight (OW1, n = 6) and overweight (OW2, n = 9)