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Table 2 Ewe body mass index (BMI) and % body fat of subset of ewes utilized for DEXA

From: Different levels of overnutrition and weight gain during pregnancy have differential effects on fetal growth and organ development

  Control, n = 4 OW125, n = 4 OB150, n = 4
Sample point Mean SE Mean SE Mean SE
BMI, cm/kg 2
Diet initiation 31.9a,A 1.4 34.0a,A 0.8 34.0a,A 1.7
Breeding 35.9a,AB 2.3 43.7b,B 1.3 44.3b,B 3.6
Mid-gestation 38.6a,B 2.7 47.4b,B 2.2 53.2b,C 1.7
Body fat, %
Diet initiation 4.6a,A 0.5 4.5a,A 0.2 4.5a,A 0.3
Breeding 11.1a,B 2.4 16.2b,B 1.0 21.1c,B 2.4
Mid-gestation 16.2a,C 1.5 25.1b,C 1.7 27.0b,C 1.2
  1. Superscripts in lower case indicate significant differences (P < 0.05) between treatment groups within a sample point (across rows) and upper case indicate differences (P < 0.05) between sample points within a treatment group (down columns). Number of observations (n) denoted represents number of ewes.