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Table 1 Descriptive statistics and means for four morphological traits and two morphological defects analysed in the PRE population for males and females

From: Genetic inbreeding depression load for morphological traits and defects in the Pura Raza Española horse

Body traits Males Females
n Mean (SD) CV% n Mean (SD) CV%
Height of withers (cm) 10,533 8.40 (1.88)a 22.35 18,343 8.18 (1.92)b 23.51
Height at withers (cm) 9028 162.27 (4.68)a 2.88 17,155 159.53 (4.66)b 2.92
Length of shoulder (cm) 23,159 66.91 (3.74)a 5.59 40,656 66.09 (3.97)b 6.01
Scapular-ischial length (cm) 49,165 159.38 (5.22)a 3.28 77,351 159.01 (5.30)b 3.34
Knock kneec 3556 2.22 (0.45)a 19.61 5340 2.23 (0.44)a 19.83
Cresty neckc 1293 3.15 (1.43)a 45.35 1858 3.05 (1.32)a 43.33
  1. n number of records, SD standard deviation and CV coefficient of variation
  2. a,b Different superscript letters indicate significant differences between genders (P < 0.05)
  3. cOnly animals that present the defects were considered (classes > 1 on the scale)
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