Table 1

Means and standard deviation of body condition score (BCS), body composition analyzed by DXA and measurements by biometry (BIO), bioimpedance analysis (BIA) and ultrasonography (US) in males (M) and females (F) cats, before weight loss (T0), and after 10% (T1) and 20% (T2) of body weight loss
Variables Animals T0 T1 T2
BCS1 F* 8.7(0.5) 8.0 (0.8) 6.7 (1.1)
M* 8.6 (0.5) 7.9 (0.7) 6.0 (0.8)
TBM (g) F 4576.0 (914.7) 4005.0 (873.2) 3581.0 (770.0)
M 5258.0 (1175.1) 4617.0 (1145.0) 4105.0 (1055.9)
FM(g) F 1929.0 (540.3) 1430.0 (541.6) 1026.0 (371.5)
M 1968.0 (675.0) 1426.0 (670.4) 1077.0 (534.3)
FM (%) F 41.6 (4.0) 34.9 (7.4) 28.0 (4.9)
M 36.7 (4.6) 29.7 (6.5) 25.3 (6.3)
LM (g) F 2538.0 (383.1) 2474.0 (431.2) 2458.0 (425.0)
M 3153.0 (512.9) 3063.0 (488.5) 2902.0 (586.7)
LM (%) F 56.0 (4.0) 62.6 (7.3) 69.3 (4.8)
M 60.7 (4.5) 67.5 (6.4) 71.6 (6.1)
BW (g) F 4781.3 (839.3) 4228.8 (868.8) 3788.8 (769.8)
M 5431.3 (1174.4) 4881.3 (1125.8) 4366.3 (1036.4)
BL (cm) F 47.5 (4.0) 47.5 (4.0) 47.1 (3.6)
M 50.5 (2.1) 50.8 (2.1) 49.9 (2.3)
TC (cm) F 39.6 (2.4) 36.2 (4.4) 34.0 (3.2)
M 41.3 (3.1) 38.0 (3.8) 35.6 (3.8)
PC (cm) F 42.3 (3.3) 38.5 (4.9) 36.3 (4.1)
M 46.5 (4.9) 39.8 (5.2) 36.9 (4.9)
RTL (cm) F 16.9 (1.8) 16.9 (1.1) 16.7 (1.3)
M 17.8 (1.7) 18.2 (1.6) 17.3 (1.8)
RPL (cm) F 18.6 (1.8) 19.0 (1.6) 18.8 (1.6)
M 19.3 (1.6) 19.7 (1.4) 19.3 (1.0)
SFLT (cm) F 0.065 (0.02) 0.048 (0.01) 0.023 (0.01)
M 0.071 (0.03) 0.048 (0.02) 0.020 (0.02)
R (Ω) F 176.9 (14.3) 180.7 (13.2) 185.8 (21.5)
M 167.3 (17.4) 162.9 (16.0) 182.1 (23.6)
Xc (Ω) F 27.0 (3.5) 28.2 (3.1) 28.3 (4.0)
M 28.5 (2.0) 23.3 (6.2) 24.9 (4.3)

*F (n = 8) and *M (n = 8); 1 according to Laflamme (1997).

BW, body weight; BL, body length; TC, thoracic circumference; PC, pelvic circumference; RTL, right thoracic limb length; RTL, right pelvic limb length; R, resistance; Xc, reactance; SFLT, subcutaneous fat layer thickness.

Borges et al.

Borges et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:111   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-111

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