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Table 4 Temperatures (°C) of the horse’s back obtained before and after a training session with the use of method IV [16] 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 ArL Tmax of ArR
Before 28.2 ± 0.87a 27.9 ± 1.01a 28.0 ± 1.11a 28.3 ± 1.17a
After 33.2 ± 1.20b 34.9 ± 1.61b 33.0 ± 1.41b 35.1 ± 2.02b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. Taver of ArL the average temperature of left side of the thoracic area, Taver of ArR the average temperature of right side of thoracic area. a, b - subsequent letters in superscript indicated differences before/after a training session and LBM/HBM. Additionally, differences before/after a training session indicated with the p-value. The significance level was established as p < 0.05