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Table 5 Temperatures (°C) of the horse’s back obtained before and after a training session with the use of method V [12] 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

  Tmax in ROI 1 Tmax in ROI 2 Tmax in ROI 3 Tmax in ROI 4
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before 31.4 ± 1.32a 31.6 ± 1.20a 31.2 ± 1.40a 31.4 ± 0.95a 31.1 ± 1.50a 31.3 ± 1.04a 31.0 ± 1.40a 31.0 ± 1.22a
After 33.5 ± 1.10b 33.7 ± 1.21b 33.6 ± 1.12b 33.8 ± 1.25b 33.7 ± 1.01b 33.8 ± 1.40b 34.4 ± 1.01b 34.3 ± 0.98b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  Tmax in ROI 5 Tmax in ROI 6 Tmax in ROI 7 Tmax of entire bodies
LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW LBW HBW
Before 31.2 ± 0.99a 31.0 ± 1.40a 31.1 ± 1.45a 30.8 ± 1.33a 30.9 ± 1.02a 30.7 ± 1.30a 31.2 ± 1.12a 30.9 ± 1.01a
After 34.4 ± 1.14b 34.5 ± 1.51b 33.2 ± 1.14b 33.4 ± 1.14b 33.3 ± 1.22b 34.5 ± 1.62b 33.5 ± 1.14b 33.8 ± 1.60b
p < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. ROI region of interest, Tmax of ROI 1–7 the maximal temperature of regions of interest 1–7, Tmax of entire body the maximal temperature of all 7 ROIs. 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