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Table 1 Temperatures (°C) of the horse’s back obtained before and after a training session the use of method I [2, 6] for two groups of riders: low body weight (LBW) and high body weight (HBW)

From: A novel approach to thermographic images analysis of equine thoracolumbar region: the effect of effort and rider’s body weight on structural image complexity

  Taver of NTP Tmax of alterations Tmin of alterations
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before 25.3 ± 1.33a 25.6 ± 1.21a
After 30.2 ± 1.88b 32.0 ± 2.12b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Taver of NTP the average temperature of the normal thermal profile, Tmax of alterations the maximal temperature of “hot spot”, Tmin of alterations the minimal temperature of “cold region”. a, b - subsequent letters in superscript indicated differences before/after a training session and LBW/HBW. Additionally, differences before/after a training session indicated with the p-value. The significance level was established as p < 0.05