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Table 3 Temperatures (°C) of the horse’s back obtained before and after a training session with the use of method III [15] 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 ML Taver of Th Taver of MR
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before 26.3 ± 1.10a 26.0 ± 1.13a 29.2 ± 1.60a 30.1 ± 1.55a 26.6 ± 1.10a 26.3 ± 0.90a
After 34.1 ± 1.70b 33.7 ± 1.29b 33.6 ± 1.22b 34.0 ± 0.95b 33.2 ± 1.43b 33.9 ± 1.04b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Taver of ML the average temperature of left side of the muscles, Taver of Th the average temperature of thoracic vertebrae, Taver of MR the average temperature of right side of the muscles. 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