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Table 2.

Fight duration and paired comparison of treatment effects(Wilcoxon)

GroupTreatmentNumber of no-fightsDuration (s)ComparisonNWilcoxon rankP
(a) Including no-fights        
    1 Aesthetasc shaved 632±105 A-B 15 36 0.04 
 408±119 B-C 14 
 2* 375±117 A-C 14 23.5 0.11 
    2 Guard hair shaved AA 901±219 AA-BB 15 60 <0.0001 
 BB 182±77 BB-CC 15 37 0.001 
 CC 499±142 AA-CC 15 39.5 0.02 
(b) Excluding no-fights        
    1 Aesthetasc shaved 632±105 A-B 12 19 0.15 
 510±134 B-C 10 8.5 0.42 
 2* 403±123 A-C 13 18 0.18 
    2 Guard hair shaved AA 1240±367 AA-BB 10.5 0.03 
 BB 455±130 BB-CC 9.5 0.063 
 CC 623±159 AA-CC 12 23.5 0.067 
GroupTreatmentNumber of no-fightsDuration (s)ComparisonNWilcoxon rankP
(a) Including no-fights        
    1 Aesthetasc shaved 632±105 A-B 15 36 0.04 
 408±119 B-C 14 
 2* 375±117 A-C 14 23.5 0.11 
    2 Guard hair shaved AA 901±219 AA-BB 15 60 <0.0001 
 BB 182±77 BB-CC 15 37 0.001 
 CC 499±142 AA-CC 15 39.5 0.02 
(b) Excluding no-fights        
    1 Aesthetasc shaved 632±105 A-B 12 19 0.15 
 510±134 B-C 10 8.5 0.42 
 2* 403±123 A-C 13 18 0.18 
    2 Guard hair shaved AA 1240±367 AA-BB 10.5 0.03 
 BB 455±130 BB-CC 9.5 0.063 
 CC 623±159 AA-CC 12 23.5 0.067 

(a) Includes interactions where no fight took place. (b) Excludes`no-fights'.

*

Excludes the pair where one animal died before the C-fight (eliminated from all C-fight analyses).

Duration values are means ± s.e.m.

N, number of fighting pairs per treatment.

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