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Table 2 Average body weight, body weight variation and relative body weight gain in two rabbit breeds experimentally infested with S. scabiei var. cuniculi and non-infested control

From: Comparative analysis of host resistance to Sarcoptes scabiei var. cuniculi in two different rabbit breeds

WPI Body weight (g)
(mean ± SD)
Body weight variation (g)
(mean ± SD)
Relative body weight gain (%)
(mean ± SD)
QX IRA QX IRA QX IRA
Exp Con Exp Con Exp Con Exp Con Exp Con Exp Con
0 2280.44 ± 153.51b(c) 2271.33 ± 158.68b(c) 2495.33 ± 198.95a(c) 2481.33 ± 185.41a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c) 0.00 ± 0.00a(c)
2 2528.28 ± 144.60c(b) 2578.72 ± 170.90bc(b) 2737.78 ± 191.25ab(b) 2886.67 ± 196.75a(b) 247.83 ± 24.35c(b) 307.39 ± 26.92b(b) 242.44 ± 23.14c(b) 405.33 ± 29.80a(b) 10.94 ± 1.52c(b) 13.56 ± 1.17b(b) 9.81 ± 1.54c (b) 16.40 ± 1.41a (b)
4 2749.28 ± 147.74c(a) 2797.44 ± 154.32bc(a) 2980.94 ± 186.38ab(a) 3116.11 ± 180.44a(a) 468.83 ± 21.12c(a) 526.11 ± 24.60b(a) 485.61 ± 27.04c(a) 634.78 ± 26.41a(a) 20.67 ± 1.93c(a) 23.29 ± 2.15b(a) 19.63 ± 2.39c (a) 25.74 ± 2.53a (a)
  1. Note: Body weight variation represents the difference between the body weight at week 2/4 PI and the body weight at week 0 PI; relative body weight gain represents the percentage of the body weight variation relative to the initial body weight at week 0 PI. The different superscript letters within a row denote significant differences between different groups (P < 0.05). The different superscript letters in parentheses within a column denote significant differences between different time points (P < 0.05)
  2. Abbreviation: QX, QiXing rabbit breed propagated by the Sichuan Animal Science Academy, China; IRA, IRA rabbit breed; WPI, week post-infestation; Exp, experimentally infested animals; Con, non-infested control; SD, standard deviation