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Table 2 Temperatures (°C) of the horse’s back obtained before and after a training session with the use of method II [14] 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

  Tdiff at position 0 Tdiff at position 20 Tdiff at position 40
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before −3.0 ± 0.12a − 3.2 ± 0.09a −1.2 ± 0.10a − 1.4 ± 0.22a − 1.0 ± 0.09a − 1.0 ± 0.11a
After − 1.2 ± 0.33b − 1.0 ± 0.50b − 0.95 ± 0.14b − 1.01 ± 0.09b − 0.6 ± 0.15b − 0.8 ± 0.07b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.0003 0.0025 0.0121 0.0381
  Tdiff at position 60 Tdiff at position 80 Tdiff at position 100
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before −1.0 ± 0.11a − 1.1 ± 0.11a − 1.2 ± 0.19a − 1.1 ± 0.11a −3.2 ± 0.21a − 3.2 ± 0.15a
After −0.6 ± 0.11b −0.8 ± 0.09b −0.90 ± 0.07b − 0.90 ± 0.05b − 1.3 ± 0.29b −0.90 ± 0.62b
p 0.0021 0.0441 0.0187 0.0433 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Tdiff at positions 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100 - the differences between temperature at midline (0) and at subsequent positions: 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, 100. 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