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Table 2 Definition of dog groups according to stage of life, also indicating sex and describing weight range and clinical features

From: Profile of gamma-delta (γδ) T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of crossbreed dogs during stages of life and implication in aging

  N Sex Age Weight Clinical Examination
Group P (Puppies) 11 healthy dogs 8 Females
3 males
From 4 to 11 months From 5.7 to 42.0 Kg 2 males ophthalmological follow-up;
1 male microfilaria antigen-testing;
all female referred for neutering
Group J (Junior) 14 healthy dogs 3 females
11 males
From 1 to 2 years From 16.4 to 42.0 Kg 1 female and 5 males ophthalmological follow-up;
2 females and 6 males microfilaria antigen testing
Group A (Adult) 8 healthy dogs 5 females
3 males
From 3 to 5 years From 5.0 to 57.0 Kg 2 females referred for neutering;
2 females and 2 males ophthalmological follow-up;
1 female orthopedic follow up;
1 male surgical stabilization after Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture
Group M (Mature) 7 healthy dogs 4 females
3 males
From 6 to 9 years From 8.6 to 38.0 Kg All dogs for routine check-up, 6 showed periodontal disease: 3 females and 2 males stage 2 and 1 male stage 3
Group S (Senior) 7 healthy dogs 3 females
4 males
From 10 to 13 years From 12.0 to 35.0 Kg 3 females and 1 male routine check-up;
3 male follow-up post traumatic arthropathy.
All the dogs affected by periodontal disease: 2 females and 1 male stage2; 1 female and 3 males stage 3