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Body characteristics of beagles in the control (closed circles; n = 8) and weight-change (open circles; n = 8) group during the weight-gain phase (week 0–47), weight-stable phase (week 47–56) and weight-loss phase (week 56–83).

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posted on 2020-04-21, 20:13 authored by Daisy J. X. Liu, Emmelie Stock, Bart J. G. Broeckx, Sylvie Daminet, Evelyne Meyer, Joris R. Delanghe, Siska Croubels, Mathias Devreese, Patrick Nguyen, Evelien Bogaerts, Myriam Hesta, Katrien Vanderperren

Body weight (kg) (A), % body weight gain (B), % body fat (C) and body condition score (E) increased significantly from week 12 or week 24 until week 56 in the weight-change group compared to the control group. Lean mass (kg) was significantly increased at week 47 and 56 in the weight-change group. Data is shown as mean ± SD. aData from one dog missing in the control group. ***P = 0–0.001, **P = 0.001–0.01 and *P = 0.01–0.05 for the group x time interaction, after multiple correction.