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Table 1 Effect of overgrazing on the growth and immune organ indexes of sheep

From: Overgrazing induces alterations in the hepatic proteome of sheep (Ovis aries): an iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis

  Groups
LGc OGd P value
Daily gain (g) 153 ± 13a 126 ± 9b 0.042
Carcass weight cold (kg) 22.8 ± 1.2a 20.0 ± 1.2b 0.047
Index of spleen (%)c 0.43 ± 0.02a 0.34 ± 0.03b 0.004
Index of liver (%)c 3.36 ± 0.11a 2.98 ± 0.03b 0.010
  1. a, b Values within a row not sharing a common superscript letter indicate significant difference at P < 0.05. Numbers are means ± SD. (Daily gain: n = 12 for LG, n = 48 for OG; n = 3 for indices of immune organs). Immune organ indexes were calculated as the ration of organ weight to body weight
  2. c LG light grazing
  3. d OG overgrazing